Editors’ Notes On his stunning debut, Tyler Childers embraces the same cosmic country sound of coproducer Sturgill Simpson, mixing dusky twang and badass attitude. The songs of the Kentucky singer/songwriter are filled with seriously flawed characters. On “Banded Clovis” the jailed narrator recalls killing a friend while under the influence of “pills and the powder” over an Indian arrowhead they’d found together. On the bluegrass-steeped title track he pleads with his lover for help, certain she’s the only thing standing between him and hell.

SONG
I Swear (To God)
1
3:20
 
Feathered Indians
2
3:44
 
Tattoos
3
3:23
 
Born Again
4
3:28
 
Whitehouse Road
5
4:40
 
Banded Clovis
6
4:19
 
Purgatory
7
2:46
 
Honky Tonk Flame
8
4:57
 
Universal Sound
9
3:41
 
Lady May
10
3:03
 

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