American songwriter J.E. Sunde has released Love Gone To Seed, the new single taken from his recently announced new album 9 Songs About Love, which was out on 20th November on French label Vietnam (distributed by Because Music / Universal). The Fountain caught up with him prior to the release of the album to discuss the new track and his desire to be playing live shows again.
TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Love Gone to Seed?
The reception has been good so far. Although it’s a song about two people breaking up, it’s pretty upbeat musically and folks have let me know that it’s been encouraging. Also, my good friend Adam Wheeler made an incredible music video for it, which has been great to be able to share.
TF: How would you sum up the track in one sentence?
This tune is my attempt at a country/folk groove, I really like the bassline and I get to sing the word “idiot,” which is oddly satisfying.
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
We’ll be releasing the album that this track comes from, 9 Songs About Love, on November 20th. Given all the limitations of the moment, it won’t be like any album release I’ve ever done, as touring in the US won’t start back up until next year. So I’m going to do my best to share this record with folks through all the creative ways people are finding in this strange moment.
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
I think my favourite place to play live is the smaller room connected to First Avenue (of Prince’s Purple Rain fame) in Minneapolis, called the 7th Street Entry. It’s intimate and a bit dingy and any kind of music works in that space. I love that spot.
In terms of what I’m looking forward to, well at this point getting to do any live show with other people in the room would feel pretty incredible. More specifically, however, we have a tour booked in France for a month starting in January. Many of the places I haven’t played before, so I’m really looking forward to getting my band over there and playing that whole run.