Tim Loud’s “Salvation” is a country punkabilly masterpiece all held together by Ben Pike’s masterful pedal steel guitar. Salvation is a personal ode to the time we all waste on trying to fit in with society and others’ expectations of us followed by a realisation that it doesn’t have to be like this and we should all be living our own lives, not others’. Written in the first person, it is humorous self-reflection but resonates far beyond Tim’s world. Accompanied by an equally dark and humorous video, it is a great taster for the album of the same name, Tim’s third studio album, due for general release on 28th September 2018. The album was recorded with longtime producer Kurt Wood and will be released on Manchester’s TNS records, with a short run of cassettes being released in the U.S by No Time Records.
“And I wasted so much time being what I was meant to be.
I almost lost sight of what it meant to be me.
I wasted all of this, lost so much love and tenderness.
But now I know who I am …
Now I don’t have to live like those people anymore.
I live my life from day-to-day.
And those who love me stuck with me anyway.
Now I can claim I am free. “
Compared to his first two long players, the new album promises a far more nihilistic and accepting approach to the issues that have presented themselves during Tim’s time spent relentlessly touring Western Europe since the release of his first album. The album will be supported by an extensive UK tour with the Roughneck Riot in October, followed by European dates in November. Catch one of Tim Loud’s 12-String driven, Harmonica blowing, Country/Blues wailing, Anti-Folk live shows and you won’t be disappointed.