Drive-By Truckers have announced the premiere of 'The Driver', the latest track from their upcoming 14th studio album, 'Welcome 2 Club XIII'. An official lyric video is streaming now on YouTube. 'Welcome 2 Club XIII' arrives via ATO Records on Friday, June 3. Pre-orders are available now.
A hypnotic introduction to the album’s sprawling autobiography, 'The Driver' kicks off 'Welcome 2 Club XIII' with a darkly thrilling epic punctuated with lead-heavy riffs and Mississippi-bred singer-songwriter Schaefer Llana’s unearthly backing vocals.
“Around the same era of Club XIII, I spent a lot of time driving around late at night when I couldn’t sleep,” says founding member/vocalist/guitarist Patterson Hood, “listening to music loud and often having a beer or two. Sometimes during those drives, I’d have these epiphanies about what to do with my life - like listening to Tim by The Replacements not long after it came out and deciding to drop out of school to try and make this whole band thing work.”