With My Morning Jacket in the midst of an apparent (albeit unofficial) recording hiatus, frontman Jim James has taken it upon himself to break the proverbial silence by debuting a new solo record. The track, entitled “Know Til Now,” is a hazy funk and jazz inspired tune that glides on for every bit of six-plus minutes and highlights James’ penchant for crafting outer worldly pieces of music when left to his own devices.

This isn’t the first time James has wandered off the reservation, so to speak. Those familiar with the artist’s past experimental efforts will recall the 2009 release of Tribute To, a short commemorative album consisting of George Harrison covers James recorded and released under the veil-thin alias of Yim Yames. He’s also offered significant contributions to the supergroup Monsters of Folk and largely participated in recordings by fellow indie acts such as Bright Eyes and M. Ward.

“Know Til Now” will be featured on the debut full-length album, Regions of Light and Sound of God, which is scheduled to release February 5 via ATO (pre-order). Stream/download the lead song and review the complete track list below.


Regions of Light and Sound of God track listing:

01. State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U)
02. Know Til Now
03. Dear One
04. A New Life
05. Exploding
06. Of the Mother Again
07. Actress
08. All Is Forgiven
09. God’s Love to Deliver