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.
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