Cody Chesnutt Announces New Single 'Don't Wanna Go The Other Way' Out 22nd October 2012

Cody Chesnutt Announces New Single 'Don't Wanna Go The Other Way' Out 22nd October 2012

Landing On A Hundred (October 29th), Cody's CHesnuTT's first full album of new material in a decade is preceded by a single, Don't Wanna Go The Other Way through One Little Indian on 22nd October.

Cody performed two emotional one-man shows in London last week (17th September) previewing new material, including a headline date at The Jazz Cafe. He is set to play more UK shows October/ November with his band, details to follow shortly.

Following a period of family-man retreat and reflection following his meteoric rise to near stardom via The Roots retooled worldwide hit, The Seed 2.0, Landing On A Hundred's vivid vignettes sketch out a man's road to redemption, and the power and labour of slow-burning marital love that eclipses mere material expressions of affection.

Universally acclaimed for his edgy, sprawling Shortlist Prize nominated 2002 debut, The Headphone Masterpiece, Cody ChesnuTT is a soul troubadour whose frank, socially conscious songs set the bar for what modern soul music can look and sound like: On every level - rhythm, song, subject matter, spirit - Landing On A Hundred delivers massively, it's message upbeat even as it reflects upon troubled times. Says Cody "This body of work is extremely meaningful to me - it represents the journey I have been on since I last released an album. Words cannot describe or express how excited I am about this music."

The title is a reference to the slang saying, "Keeping It One Hundred," or telling the whole truth, and for lovers of true blue Southern soul this new album is a must-have - the rhythm tracks recorded with a ten-piece band in Memphis-based Royal Studios, the sonic birthplace of some of the deepest works by soul and blues luminaries like Al Green, Buddy Guy and Ike & Tina Turner. "The original tracks were cut on two-inch tape," Cody explains. "My hands were tingling because I got to sing on the actual microphone that Al Green recorded with. Nothing has changed. The down-home acoustic treatments are still in place."