Blue October is releasing a double album named ‘Spinning the Truth Around’. ‘Part 1’ will be out October 14 (Up/Down / Brando Records), followed by ‘Part 2’ in early 2023. Throughout 2020-21, Justin Furstenfeld wrote and recorded both albums with the band at his Up/Down Studios in San Marcos, Texas. The band tour the UK in April 2023.
For that initial spark, Justin asked himself, “If Springsteen had to say goodbye to someone he really cared for, how would he do it?” The feeling of the song, Justin says, is “like a sunset, bittersweet. It’s beautiful when it’s shining. Sad when it’s gone. Just grateful that you got to be a part of it”.
Furstenfeld is thrilled to be making his feature film debut this fall as a villain in the action movie ‘Section 8’, alongside Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Dermont Mulroney and Ryan Kwaten. The film was directed by Christian Sesma with an original screenplay by Chad Law (The Hit List, Black Water), ‘Section 8’ is the story of a former soldier who, after avenging the murder of his family, is sprung from prison and recruited by a shadowy government agency. He has also wrapped the film ‘Lights Out’, co-starring Frank Grillo, Mekhi Phifer, Scott Adkins and Dermot Mulroney
UK & Eire LIVE DATES – APRIL 2023
Thurs 20 – Tramshed, CARDIFF
Fri 21 – KK’s Steel Mill, WOLVERHAMPTON
Sat 22 – The Garage, GLASGOW
Sun 23 – The Academy, DUBLIN
Tues 25 – Chalk, BRIGHTON
Weds 26 – Stylus, LEEDS
Fri 28 – O2 Forum, LONDON
Sat 29 – O2 Ritz, MANCHESTER
‘Spinning the Truth Around’ is packed full of songs that will sneak their melodies into your mind, and break your heart; music that cut and connect simultaneously. Their 11th studio album, this is classic Blue October: rock songs of love and loss boasting heartfelt lyrics that land every punch, and harmonics that swell, lift, and devastate. This is a band that understands the balance to be found between delivering at full tilt, and the power to be found in space and sparseness. As an album it is a more than worthy addition to their incredible catalogue, as a precursor to ‘Part 2’ it sets the bar very high.
Formed in 1995, Blue October has amassed over a billion streams, and has charted 16 hits over 10 albums. Check out the video from their newest single ‘Where Did You Go I’m Less Of A Mess These Days‘ below: