In a recent interview with Impose Magazine, Kuroma‘s Hank Sullivant explains how spiritual changes informed the music on the band’s new LP, The Dark Horse Rides Again. “I wrote this album after I was confirmed into the Roman Catholic Church,” he tells the magazine, exposing a narrative that sets him apart from many rock stars. “A lot of things dawned on me… I put a bigger emphasis on deep beauty and musical richness for this album. Transcendent beauty was the goal, inside the simplicity of pop. Part of the joy of the conversion was that it felt like I’d suddenly discovered a rich 2,000 year old treasure trove of art and writing. The music was a natural outpouring of all the treasures coming into me.” That’s just the beginning of the interview, which delves deeper into spirituality and the process behind the LP but also finds time for a discussion of favorite TV shows.
The interview also includes the premiere of “Tennessee Walker,” a highlight from the album that bounces and jangles with jubilance. Hear the song, and read the interview, right here.