Bruce Hornsby’s latest record Absolute Zero is out now.
Further affirmation of Hornsby’s true genius and the sense that he continues to grow and astound the deeper into his career he moves…. his finest hour
Tracks and guests
Several guests are onboard, and the wonderful yMusic feature throughout. Here are the track names and guests.
- Absolute Zero (featuring Jack DeJohnette)
- Cast-Off (featuring Justin Vernon and S. Carey)
- Meds (featuring Justin Vernon, Blake Mills and Rob Moose)
- Never in this House (featuring yMusic and The Staves)
- Voyager One (featuring yMusic)
- The Blinding Light of Dreams (featuring yMusic)
- White Noise
- Take You There (Misty) (featuring yMusic)
Bruce Hornsby talks about how scoring Spike Lee’s projects influenced this recording. “Over the past decade I’ve written fully 230 different cues, ranging from one to five minutes in length. Through the last ten years of doing this there always were certain cues that sounded like they wanted to be songs, wanted to be developed into something more than just cues, more than just tiny instrumentals setting moods for conversations in a film over dinner, or whatever.” He then began working with these Lee cues — lengthening or shortening or repeating them. “You sculpt and shape the music accordingly, based on the new information you’ve created over top of these cues.” Credit: Bruce’s Facebook bio.
Track by track
We take a look at what we know about each track through various interviews that Bruce has given.
Music press reviews
Several outlets (and fans) have suggested that this is Bruce’s best release to date.
“Further affirmation of Hornsby’s true genius and the sense that he continues to grow and astound the deeper into his career he moves…. his finest hour” – Keyboard Magazine.
Take a look at other press reviews.
We’ll have our usual day one poll later today. In the meantime, you can check social media’s reaction to the first two singles, released ahead of the album.