[Cover photo credit to Creston Funk]
Artist, Producer and film composer Jon Brion has worked on film scores for movies like Lady Bird, Punch Drunk Love, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and collaborated with musicians like Aimee Mann, Fiona Apple, Kanye West, Mac Miller and many more. He has officially announced a remastered edition of his lone 2001 solo album Meaningless, due out October 21st, 2022 via Jealous Butcher Records. The collection will be available on vinyl and digitally for the first time.
Alongside the announcement, he has shared opening track “Gotta Start Somewhere.” The track is dedicated to “overcoming doubt and putting creativity into motion”, Brion says.
The 11-track collection includes co-writes with Aimee Mann, Grant Lee Philips and Jeff McGregor and a cover of Cheap Trick’s “Voices”. Though he hadn’t yet created his numerous film scores when the album was created, the songs “suggest similar thematic territory” and have a cinematic quality.
For much of its life, Meaningless has been hard to find, having only been available on CD in very limited quantities directly from the artist. After more than 20 years, this new edition from Jealous Butcher Records delivers new formats and wider availability.