My Way Home, the new album from Eli Paperboy Reed, is streaming in full on NPR First Listen. Hear the whole album before it’s out on June 10th.
But Reed has a knack for imbuing narrative tropes with new meaning, transforming them into stories that couldn’t be anyone else’s. His own biography departs at many turns from convention; not every young man born into a Boston-area Jewish family gets a gospel schooling from a former Chess Records hitmaker (Mitty Collier) at her South Side Chicago congregation. For its part, My Way Home defies clichés by offering a fresh, inspired statement of purpose that matters, palpably, to its author.
Go to NPR First Listen to stream the full album.
My Way Home is out on June 10th. Buy it on CD/LP, or bundle with Eli’s Cut Ya Down hot sauce in the Yep Roc Store. Also available digitally on Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, and more.Tags: Eli Paperboy Reed