Gary Clark Jr. has unveiled a new song and video, “This Land,” the first single from his upcoming album of the same name. The clip was directed by filmmaker Savanah Leaf, and was shot in Clark’s hometown of Austin, Texas.
The roiling, bluesy “This Land” is a furious condemnation of racism in America, with Clark singing, “Paranoid and pissed off / Now that I got the money / Fifty acres and a model A / Right in the middle of Trump country.”
“I think it’s only right at this point in time, if you have a microphone louder than others, to speak out about that anger,” Clark told Rolling Stone. He continued: “I haven’t been through shit compared to my people. But if I can do anything with my opportunity, and say thank you to Dr. Martin Luther King for sacrificing your life so that I can have a microphone, that’s the least I can do.”
This Land will be released on March 1 via Warner Bros. and is available for pre-order here.
Clark will also be launching a U.S. tour in support of the new album beginning March 9 in Miami. You can check out the full itinerary below.
For more information, head over to GaryClarkJr.com.
03/09 – Miami, FL @ Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
03/10 – Tampa, FL @ Gasparilla Music Festival
03/13 – Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
03/15 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
03/16 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
03/18 – Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre – Murat Theatre
03/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Benendum Center
03/21 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
03/22 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
03/23 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
03/26 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
03/27 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
03/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Met Opera House
03/30 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
03/31 – Richmond, VA @ The National
04/02 – Durham, NC @ Durham PAC
04/03 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
04/05 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
04/06 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
04/07 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
05/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
05/25 - Napa, CA @ BottleRock Music Festival