Shooter Jennings amazingly appears to unite southern rock with futuristic synth-pop for his upcoming album, Countach (for Giorgio).
The experimental project is an ode to Italian record producer and nu disco/synthesizer pioneer Giorgio Moroder. Best known for his time in the ’70s Eurodisco scene, along with producing hit soundtracks to popular ’80s flicks — including Top Gun, and Flashdance — Moroder’s patented synth-heavy sound is mixed here with rocking electric guitar along and country-influenced percussion and strings.
The Shooter Jennings project follows in the footsteps of his 2014 EP, Don’t Wait Up (for George), which was inspired by the catalog of George Jones. This new release will also feature collaborations by the likes of Brandi Carlile and shock-rocker Marilyn Manson. Although these strange pairing of talents may seem hard to grasp for many country fans, chances are that the album will go down as one of Jennings’ most daring releases of his entire career.
Countach (for Giorgio) will be put out on vinyl in late February, with other formats expected to be available available on Mar. 11.
Shooter Jennings, Countach (for Giorgio) track listing:
3. “From Here to Eternity”
4. “I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone”
5. “Born to Die” (featuring Steve Young)
6. “Chase” (featuring Richard Garriott de Cayeux)
7. “Love Kills”
8. “The Neverending Story” (featuring Brandi Carlile)
9. “Cat People” (featuring Marilyn Manson)