Last Updated on January 6, 2022
Jethro Tull – The Zealot Gene
Release Date: January 28, 2022
Last November, Jethro Tull released the first single from the album, titled “Shoshana Sleeping”, accompanied by a stunning visual created by Thomas Hicks.
A record that began to take shape as early as 2017, ‘The Zealot Gene’, in many ways, seeks to defy convention during a time when the business of being a touring and recording artist has never faced more uncertainties. Tull bandleader Ian Anderson holds no reservations about the role for which the mythos and themes of Biblical storytelling played in the lyrical content of the new album, saying:
“While I have a spot of genuine fondness for the pomp and fairytale story-telling of the Holy Book, I still feel the need to question and draw sometimes unholy parallels from the text. The good, the bad, and the downright ugly rear their heads throughout, but are punctuated with elements of love, respect, and tenderness.”