Susto Share Brand New Single ‘God of Death’

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‘GOD OF DEATH’
NEW SINGLE RELEASED

LISTEN HERE

UPCOMING ALBUM
TIME IN THE SUN
RELEASED OCTOBER 29TH
VIA NEW WEST RECORDS

PRE-ORDER HERE

SUSTO have released their brand new track ‘God of Death’, one of the many album highlights taken from their forthcoming release Time In The Sun, out on October 29th via New West Records. American Songwriter premiered the track alongside a feature with the band’s front man Justin Osborne. They call it “a thoughtful, lush song about the most difficult aspects of the passing of time. The song explores and highlights the devastation that comes with death, the reclusiveness many feel, and then the wonder: whats next?” Listen to ‘God of Death’ HERE.

Time In The Sun was produced and engineered by Wolfgang Zimmerman (Band of Horses) in the band’s hometown of Charleston, South Carolina. The 11 song set follows their critically acclaimed 2019 studio album Ever Since I Lost My Mind which Paste raved was “a resounding triumph.”

The joy of birth, the closure of death, the warmth of true friendship, and the future rotate on the axis of the band’s New West Records debut. Frontman Justin Osborne distills this ebb and flow into songs underpinned by lyrical eloquence, unpredictable dynamics, and a thoroughly alive rock and roll spirit.

SPIN previously shared the video for the first single ‘Get Down’, which was co-directed by Meg Ha & Gillian Skipper and written by Justin’s brother Joe Osborne. Brooklyn Vegan also previously shared the album highlight ‘Summertime’ and Under the Radar premiered the album standout ‘Life Is Suffering’, as well.

Prior to entering the studio, Osborne became a father and midway through recording, lost his own father to cancer. Osborne says, “Because I had begun writing when I found out I was going to be a dad, these events were the biggest inspirations for the record. It felt like I was in between the beginning and end of life. Up until my own father passed away, I felt like it was an album about new life and becoming a parent. His passing shifted the narrative towards the cyclical nature of life, death, and new births.”

Since 2013, Justin Osborne has quietly prepared to make such a statement as Time in the Sun. He began penning songs as a teenager in South Carolina and after a hiatus from music, relocated to Havana, Cuba. While there, he befriended local musicians who encouraged him to focus on writing songs again. The band’s name SUSTO is derived from a Latin American term that can be roughly translated as ‘panic attack’. Osborne says, “That deep fright was something that I was experiencing, and songwriting felt like it was helping me cure it.”

SUSTO has become a live favourite through constant headline touring, support dates with The Lumineers, Band of Horses, The Head and the Heart, as well as festival appearances at Austin City Limits, Hangout Fest, Stagecoach, Hopscotch, Pickathon, AmericanaFest and more. The band will launch their tour dates in support of Time in the Sun next Saturday, October 30th in the USA.

Time in the Sun will be available across digital platforms, compact disc, and standard black vinyl. A limited Translucent Orange colour vinyl edition including an autographed 11×17 poster will be available at Independent Retailers, while a limited Deep Purple colour vinyl edition featuring an autographed cover is available NOW for pre-order via New West Records.

TIME IN THE SUN TRACKLISTING
1. Time, Love & Fun
2. Get Down
3. Summertime
4. God of Death
5. Be Gone from Me
6. Good Right Now
7. Life Is Suffering
8. Resolve It
9. Mother of the World
10. Double Rainbow
11. All Around the World