Details Revealed For Cody Jinks’ Two (Yes, Two) New Albums
Well the cat’s out of the bag. We’re not just getting one new album from Cody Jinks in 2019, we’re getting two. The first we’ve known about for a while and is called After The Fire due out October 11th with what appears like a campfire shooting the middle finger on the front. Then the next week, on October 18th, we’ll get another record to be called The Wanting with a two-headed wolf on the cover.
This was what was behind the Cody Jinks camp warning us to “expect the unexpected” this fall when they first announced After The Fire in May, but it wasn’t the only thing. Along with the sibling records, Cody Jinks is taking the lead in doing something about the lack of liner notes that accompany many of today’s digital releases, and that especially affect the songwriters and musicians whose names and contributions get lost in the streaming era.
As part of the release of After The Fire and The Wanting will be a dynamic new website feature from Cody Jinks. Not only will it be the location for fans to find out who the songwriters and respective musicians are on each song, it also contains a description of the song from Cody or perhaps another songwriter on the track, talking about the inspiration for the song, and/or how it came to be written. This is all part of Cody’s effort to put extra emphasis on the songwriters he collaborated with on the two records.
“I flew to Nashville last year and met up with Ward Davis and Greg Jones in my hotel room to write,” Cody Jinks says about the first song released from the two albums called “Same Kind of Crazy As Me.” “We were sitting around, thinking about some ideas. Greg and Ward have been close friends for a long time and have written a lot of songs together. Ward and I have been friends for several years and got some good ones, too. Greg and I didn’t know each other well at that point, but we are both two of Wards’ closest friends. Ward mentioned that we were all the same kind of crazy. We were off to the races. The groove and attitude of that song say everything: I’m not going to be at church on Sunday and I don’t care about your politics, but I’ll damn sure help you when you need it.”
Similar descriptions accompany each song. Some of the songwriters Cody Jinks worked with on the new records include familiar names to Cody fans such as the aforementioned Ward Davis, Tennessee Jet, Paul Cauthen, Rebecca Jinks, and Josh Morningstar, along with other names some may recognize such as Larry Hooper, Casper McWade, Jamie Richards, Jaida Dryer, and Jamey Johnson guitarist and songwriter, Chris Hennessee. Cody’s band also gets some songwriting credits on an instrumental called “Tonedeaf Boogie” that appears on After The Fire.
After The Fire will be available for full pre-order on September 15th, and The Wanting on September 19th. Also expect multiple new songs coming from the albums ahead of the release dates. Stay tuned.
After The Fire Track List:
1. “After the Fire” (Cody Jinks, Larry Hooper)
2. “Ain’t a Train” (Cody Jinks, Josh Morningstar)
3. “Yesterday Again” (Cody Jinks, Josh Morningstar, Ward Davis)
4. “Tell Em What It’s Like” (Cody Jinks, Josh Morningstar)
5. “Think Like You Think” (Cody Jinks, David C. Banning)
6. “William and Wanda” (Cody Jinks, Rebecca Jinks)
7. “One Good Decision” (Cody Jinks, Greg Walker, Tennessee Jet)
8. “Dreamed With One” (Cody Jinks, Paul Cauthen)
9. “Someone to You” (Tennessee Jet)
10. “Tonedeaf Boogie” [Instrumental] (Austin Tripp, Chris Claridy, David Colvin, Drew Harakal)
The Wanting Track List:
1. “The Wanting” (Cody Jinks, Tennessee Jet)
2. “Same Kind of Crazy As Me” (Cody Jinks, Greg Jones, Ward Davis)
3. “Never Alone Always Lonely” (Cody Jinks, Rebecca Jinks)
4. “Whiskey” (Casper McWade, Jamie Richards)
5. “Where Even Angels Fear To Fly” (Cody Jinks, Tennessee Jet)
6. “Which One I Feed” (Jaida Dreyer, Josh Morningstar)
7. “A Bite of Something Sweet” (Cody Jinks, Rebecca Jinks)
8. “The Plea” (Josh Morningstar)
9. “It Don’t Rain in California” (Cody Jinks, Josh Morningstar)
10. “Wounded Mind” (Clint Park, Cody Jinks, Greg Jones, Ward Davis)
11. “Ramble” (Chris Hennessee)
12. “The Raven and The Dove” (Cody Jinks, Tennessee Jet)
September 11, 2019 @ 12:21 pm
I’m confused. The Wanting was already up for pre-order.
September 11, 2019 @ 12:56 pm
iTunes & Amazon would be guess
September 11, 2019 @ 12:58 pm
* my guess
September 11, 2019 @ 9:05 pm
No vinyl preorder yet. I hope they get a vinyl release. I like collecting records and playing then in the house and putting CDs in the vehicles
September 12, 2019 @ 8:59 am
I’m 99.9% sure both albums will get a proper vinyl release. The vinyls might not be up for preorder yet because the pressing plant may not be able to guarantee production until after Cody’s “official” release dates.
September 12, 2019 @ 9:25 am
From what I understand, all the proper pre-release bundles and such will be populated in full on September 15th.
September 11, 2019 @ 12:24 pm
Well isn’t this just fucking awesome
Billy Wayne Ruddick
September 11, 2019 @ 8:54 pm
It has the potential to be awesome. If he can channel his I’m Not the Devil and Adobe Sessions days, it will be unbelievable. Lifers was enough rock-country from Jinks for me. He was given that amazing voice for a reason! Let’s hope he gets back to using it like it was intended….
September 12, 2019 @ 9:04 am
Lifers is still getting kind of a bad rap. I assume that’s more so in comparison to his other records, but I really dig that one!
Maybe these two releases will present some sort of Jekyll & Hyde dynamic.
September 11, 2019 @ 12:27 pm
Admittedly, I’m not the biggest Jinks fan. He’s great at what he does, it’s just not my usual cup of tea. That being said, I love this. Any time an album comes out, or I find something new that sticks with me, I almost always try to find out more about the artist, their influences, etc. That usually leads me to finding other artists I can dig into. Kudos to him for doing this. I’m definitely going to check it out and probably revisit his back catalog in the meantime.
September 11, 2019 @ 12:59 pm
Also, that album cover is incredible. It looks like a mix of an 80’s hair metal album cover and those tie dye shirts from the 90’s you’d get at Walmart with Bald Eagle, wolf, or Grizzly bear on it. 10/10
September 11, 2019 @ 12:33 pm
It’s great to have things to look forward to! Thanks to this website I have came to be a very big fan of Mr. Jinks, among many others. Thank you.
Speaking of liner notes…who the heck sings with him on “Prairie House Redemption” from his 2012 album “30?”
September 11, 2019 @ 12:51 pm
That would be Sam Anderson from Quaker City Nighthawks!
September 11, 2019 @ 12:35 pm
I really like the idea of the interactive website. I love liner notes, and apparently I am not the only one. This seems almost like an artist controlled version of the Genius website. I hope it works out well.
September 11, 2019 @ 12:52 pm
Sam Anderson of The Quaker City Night Hawks.
September 11, 2019 @ 1:03 pm
Been listening to Cody Jinks for 4 years now since i discovered him from an article on this blog. He is one of my favorites, but i do wonder why he didn’t just make it a double album. I know he could give two shits about the Nashville machine, but at the same time, a #1 Billboard album has to be on his bucket list. A double album would have counted as 2 units per transaction. I hope they both sell really well and maybe he will be #1 for both weeks. I am looking forward to adding both of these albums to my collection.
September 11, 2019 @ 3:12 pm
“No, I don’t give a damn how much money you make
If your last shirt has pockets, take all you can take I’m
Well, I’m goin’ out with nothin’ like I came in”
September 12, 2019 @ 6:26 am
Looking at the album releases the week prior for both weeks of Cody’s releases, I fully expect him to have the #1 album both weeks. Their is no major competition the entire month of October. No major artist is having a true new release, so it should be pretty easy for him to get those top spots.
September 12, 2019 @ 11:24 am
Awesome! I hope he has two #1 albums! A big fuck you to Nashville!!
September 11, 2019 @ 1:08 pm
Yes! Not only did we start the year with some great records, but we also get to end with some
September 11, 2019 @ 1:31 pm
This is awesome. I love learning the background of a song. It makes it so much more real. Idk if I’ll have the scratch to preorder both albums right away, but they’re definitely going on my wish list.
September 11, 2019 @ 2:11 pm
I’m assuming it was intentional, but the lyric video for William and Wanda is playable.
September 11, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
Very cool. Does anyone have an idea/guess about the style of music on these albums? Not that it really matters, but I’m curious…
September 11, 2019 @ 3:33 pm
Me as well considering the dual albums. Are there stylistic or thematic differences between the albums? Were they just recorded in separate sessions or with a different supporting cast?
Will be fun to monitor as we find out more and once they are released!
Billy Wayne Ruddick
September 11, 2019 @ 8:48 pm
Let’s hope it is much more interesting and engaging than what we got on Lifers (same tempo, drum-driven rock songs with rushed and nearly spoken word lyrics on 80% of the songs). The single he just released isn’t all that promising, unfortunately.
September 11, 2019 @ 9:58 pm
I hope you are equally generous with your criticism of Sturgill when he strays from the stylistic straight and narrow
Strait Country 81
September 12, 2019 @ 11:17 am
I am but Jinks unlike Sturgill hasn’t claimed to not want nothing to do with country anymore.
September 11, 2019 @ 2:43 pm
linda l slife
September 11, 2019 @ 3:20 pm
Just discovered Cody about 5 months ago thanks to Pandora. Been hooked ever since. His words play in my head when I go to sleep and wake up. I listen to him daily at home or in my car. So stoked to be getting 2 more albums from him and plan to get them all in vinyl eventually. LOVE Cody Jinks and the Tone Deaf Hippies! Had the pleasure to see them in person twice but haven’t got to meet Cody personally yet. He also turned me on to Ward Davis and Josh Morningstar who I’ll be seeing in concert this month! Thank you Cody for all you do and how you do it! You are the best!
September 11, 2019 @ 3:23 pm
Can’t wait to pop ’em on in the truck, driving around with the leaves turning colors.
September 11, 2019 @ 3:33 pm
Strange to do two albums a week apart instead of one double album. I guess maybe he thinks the two are different enough thematically that they wouldn’t be cohesive as one release?
Regardless, I’m thrilled that we’re getting twice as much new music from him as we originally expected.
September 11, 2019 @ 3:35 pm
As much as I’d like to take credit for co-writing The Raven and The Dove(I’ve heard it…my favorite track on either record), that is a Jinks/Tennessee Jett compositing. I’ll cash the checks though.
September 11, 2019 @ 4:18 pm
Got it corrected Ward! Was just following the website. Good now!
September 11, 2019 @ 4:29 pm
LOL- heard that!
I’m always pleasantly surprised at the people who drop in here. Thanks for the insight.
September 11, 2019 @ 5:52 pm
Anytime you wanna put out 2 albums Ward we’ll buy em! Heck, we’ll be happy with one 1 and with any luck I’ll be good and drunk by then.
Jimmy Crack Corn
September 11, 2019 @ 4:10 pm
It up for preorder now.
September 11, 2019 @ 6:01 pm
Back in the day before streaming, some musicians released “double” or “dual” disc albums, presumably when all of the songs wouldn’t fit on one CD. I guess this is a modern/experimental way to do that in the streaming age?
Sir Adam the Great
September 11, 2019 @ 6:40 pm
Well, ya gotta admit a two-headed wolf would be pretty rad.
September 12, 2019 @ 12:28 am
I really don’t know what to expect with these! And I did t realize linear notes are such a thing of the past. Why not include a lyric sheet too.
September 12, 2019 @ 1:37 pm
Lyrics are there too.
Atomic Zombie Redneck
September 12, 2019 @ 7:21 am
I’m sure as hell not gonna complain about getting two new Cody Jinks albums. “Lifers” has been spinning in car’s CD player for months.
September 12, 2019 @ 9:59 am
Re: The Wolf cover and song 6 on The Wanting – I’m thinking it’s all referencing this:
There’s a Cherokee legend. An elder tells his grandson about the battle that rages inside every person. The two wolves. One wolf is anger, fear, paranoia, resentment, and cruelty. The other is kindness, patience, humility, compassion, serenity. And the boy asks his grandfather “which wolf wins?” The grandfather says “the one you feed.”
September 12, 2019 @ 12:58 pm
A friend sent me a clip of Jinx singing in a bar during Americana Fest… I didn’t recognize him and he sounded terrible!
September 13, 2019 @ 12:52 am
I liked Lifers and all the rest. Looking forward to these two albums whichever directions he chooses to go in.
September 13, 2019 @ 6:54 am
William and Wanda is playable on his website. I like it!
September 13, 2019 @ 10:09 am
I like the song too! Very cool little lyric video. I’m very excited about what’s about to come……..
September 14, 2019 @ 3:19 am
Hell yeah! I’ll take two albums, going to be a great fall!