Jim Cuddy releases toe-tapping new music video for upcoming album Countrywide Soul

In anticipation of his upcoming album Countrywide Soul, Jim Cuddy has released the music video for the album's toe-tapping first single, “Back Here Again."

Directed by Stephen Hughes, the split-screen music video blends together performances of each member of The Jim Cuddy Band shot in the intimate setting of their own homes. 

Inspired by the band’s live show, Jim wanted to capture this energy on record and showcase each member’s skill, allowing them to stretch out and shine. Produced by Tim Vesely, Jim Cuddy and Colin Cripps, Countrywide Soul was recorded live on the top floor of Jim's barn and kept as natural as possible to retain the woody sound of the barn board room and the energy that only comes from playing together live. 

Jim re-worked a number of songs previously recorded for his solo career and with Blue Rodeo. To round out the record, he wrote two new songs and included a couple of his favourite cover songs.

“When choosing songs for the album, I tried to find those in which I could change the mood and tone as in ‘All In Time’ or songs that had been underdeveloped on previous records such as ‘Clearer View’,” says Jim. 

This first single truly captures the upbeat, soulful spirit of the album. 

Fans can pre-order the album HERE

Countrywide Soul tracklisting:

All In Time (Jim Cuddy – All In Time)

Countrywide Soul (Jim Cuddy – The Light That Guides You Home)

Clearer View (Blue Rodeo – Palace Of Gold)

Everybody Cries (Jim Cuddy – All In Time)

Dragging On (Blue Rodeo – Tremolo)

The Light That Guides You Home (Jim Cuddy – The Light That Guides You Home)

Glorious Day (new song)

Maybe Sometime (Jim Cuddy – The Light That Guides You Home)

Back Here Again (new song)

Almost Persuaded (inspired by the original George Jones recording)

Rhinestone Cowboy (inspired by the original Glen Campbell recording)

Wash Me Down (Jim Cuddy – Skyscraper Soul)