Richard James Simpson has released his new video for the track titled ‘We’re in the Wolf’s Mouth’, from his ‘Sugar the Pill’ album. Starting off with that dark anthemic sound and getting more and more post punk from there, RJS has that style about him that is a sweet combination of dark swagger and smooth originality. He just is. He’s not one of those artists that has to try with every song. They just flow. And this video is a good representation of that. Just take it in and listen with a slight snark on your cheek.
About Richard James Simpson
Richard James Simpson’s third solo album, Sugar The Pill, features such notable OG punk/rock icons as Jill Emery (Mazzy Star, Hole); Don Bolles (The Germs); Dustin Boyer (John Cale); Paul Roessler (The Screamers, Twisted Roots, Nina Hagen); and Geza X (Geza X and the Mommymen, The Deadbeats) – as well as these new top artists on the scene today: Grebo Gray, Wilton, and Kaitlin Wolfberg. Sugar The Pill offers mesmerizing, ethereal, voluptuous and lush powerful songs that evoke a unique sonic experience.
This hypnotic album harkens back to such albums as David Bowie’s Heroes, incorporating experimental vignettes and songs with efficacious, hard-hitting tracks reminiscent of such acts as Bauhaus, Killing Joke, Laura Nyro, Roxy Music, Siouxsie and The Banshees, and Radiohead.
While leaning toward the experimental side, these mood pieces are fashioned in the Euro-American style for which Simpson is known: “The Wizard of Oz meets Eno” as the iconic Geza X once described Simpson.
The theme of the album is NOW. It is about a loss of love, the loss of freedom and humanity, charged with the intention of bringing a voice to an era that is ready to awaken and squelch any encroachment on the fight for human dignity and rights. It is time to annihilate the jackals and catch the cowardly. If you don’t think something is wrong, it is time to find your mind.
Richard James Simpson is the brother of the late Rock Halsey from the infamous L.A. punk band The Spys (which included Ygarr Ygarrist of Zolar X); and son of actress Renate Huy. Former member of alternative band Teardrain, Simpson released his debut solo album Sweet Birds of Youth in 2017 and his second Deep Dream in 2019, both getting excellent feedback on international music press.