A Sailor's Guide to Earth
Sturgill Simpson may be the most interesting country artist, and this album certainly keeps him going in that direction.
Would I call this country? No. But this album is excellent and heartfelt and odd (and took a few listens for me to appreciate). Framed as a letter from a sailor to his wife and son, there are many times I dig into the lyrics and catch the feels. Plus, the unexpected cover of In Bloom manages to surprise me each time I play the album.
Check out a live performance of one of the new songs and give the album a listen. It's worth it.