Pokey LaFarge- Rock Bottom Rhapsody

Pokey LaFarge- Rock Bottom Rhapsody

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Label: New West

Released 4/10/20

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'The man singing these songs isn't exactly the same man who wrote them,' says Pokey LaFarge of Rock Bottom Rhapsody. In early 2018, LaFarge relocated from his longtime home base of St. Louis, Missouri, to Los Angeles, California. New songs came quickly to LaFarge in his new environment, but new temptations soon found him, as well. LaFarge admits that he experienced a significant 'fall from grace' during the last months of 2018. Shortly before the recording of Rock Bottom Rhapsody began, LaFarge experienced a spiritual awakening ' and the faith he re-embraced in his hour of darkness helped to buoy him through the making of the album. Despite the trying period that preceded it's recording, Rock Bottom Rhapsody is ultimately far more uplifting and life-affirming than it's title would suggest. 'Did it add something to the record? It certainly did. I mean, I don't know if it made it better; it just is what it is. It's not up to me to decide if people are going to feel that'

Track Listing:

  1. Rock Bottom Rhapsody
  2. End of My Rope
  3. Fuck Me Up
  4. Bluebird
  5. Rock Bottom Reprise
  6. Lucky Sometimes
  7. Carry On
  8. Just the Same
  9. Fallen Angel
  10. Storm-A-Comin'
  11. Ain't Comin' Home
  12. Lost in the Crowd
  13. Rock Bottom Finale