Dinosaur Jr and Sebadoh's Lou Barlow will release new solo album Reason to Live on May 28 via Joyful Noise. “I had been struggling for a way to connect both my home life and my recorded life," Lou says of the album, "but this record is the first time I've integrated that,”
The first single from the album is "Over You," which has a long history. ''Over You' is based on one melody and lyric fragment I captured on cassette back in 1982 or so," Lou says. "In 2019, I decided to resurrect and expand this nugget for my ‘Artist Enabler Series’ for Joyful Noise. I used some of the original lyrics: ‘I knew everything about you. I knew nothing about you’ and built on that feeling, the phrase ‘over you’ became the chorus. I recorded the basic tracks for the new version onto cassette in an attempt to mimic the atmosphere of the original."