Outside Ourselves - 2017 Release
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Robert “Freightrain” Parker has already garnered numerous awards and attention from the music listening community, particularly fans of roots music and Americana, and there’s no question his latest album will only build on his blossoming reputation.
Few releases in recent memory come close to achieving the seamless stylishness you’ll hear from Robert “Freightrain” Parker’s Outside Ourselves and, if nothing else, illustrates Parker’s comfort with surprising his audience.
Outside Ourselves is an outstanding album without a single filler track and the level of musicianship at work here is impossible to deny or ignore.
Robert Parker and the Freightrain brand have proven time and time again that their contention isn’t just to get people hooked on their hybrid of surreal sounds but to spread the gospel of music and its most sacred pleasures to a world that is desperate for unity, and they continue to demonstrate their convictions in this excellent record. Simply put – this LP belongs on your stereo.
Parker’s Freightrain project delivers an exceptional performance here, with no one track acting as the centerpiece of this record and each aiding in the creation of a larger, moving narrative that speaks to the very essence of creativity itself
Robert “Freightrain” Parker leads his eponymous super-group of dynamic players in the brilliant new album Outside Ourselves, which unties the seductive sway of soul music, the frustrating melancholy of blues, the blunt grooves of funk and just a touch of metallic rock n’ roll magma to make a sound that goes beyond the limits of genre classification altogether.
Outside Ourselves, a nine song studio effort from Robert “Freightrain” Parker and his band, solidifies Parker’s status as one of the pre-eminent figures in American roots music.Gwenn Waggoner - SkopeMag
Outside Ourselves does everything that it’s title would have us believe it capable of; it takes the emotion, the passion and the bond between its star musicians and projects it into tangible matter that we can relate to and take joy in.