Craig Finn Talks New Album I Need A New War, Drops Video for “A Bathtub In The Kitchen”

Photo by Shervin Lainez “It’s been a very productive, creative time for me the last five years.” That’s Craig Finn describing the period which is about to culminate with the release of I Need A New War on April 26, his third straight stellar solo album, all while recording and touring still with The Hold Steady. Finn talked to American Songwriter recently about this stretch, how his solo work differs from his band’s, and why New York has partially replaced Minnesota as the location of his muse. He’s also premiering a live video for the song “A Bathtub In The Kitchen,” which you can watch below.  When did you first realize you were making a trilogy with these albums? Truthfully, maybe not until we were heading into the third one. The first one was a bit of an experiment. I hooked up with two guys I didn’t know super-well, Josh Kaufman, the producer and multi-instrumentalist, and Joe Russo, the percussionist. We made Faith In The Future, and it went so well that I immediately said, “Let’s keep recording.” In that sense, it feels like a trilogy to me because it almost feels like a constant work with these people that…

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