Solid State

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Solid State
Artist: Jonathan Coulton
Tracks: 17
Release date: April 28, 2017

Solid State is Jonathan Coulton's nineth studio album, released in 2017 along side a graphical novel also titled Solid State. According to Coulton, the album "has a bit of a concept behind it," with a "character that you follow throughout his life."[1]. Solid State carries dystopian themes and an almost disappointment in how the internet has connected people but also brought them further apart. These ideas can be found in songs like Don't Feed the Trolls which cleverly pokes fun at the way people behave online.


History[edit]

In 2015, during JoCo Cruise 5, Jonathan Coulton disclosed that he had been working on a new album and played early recordings of two tracks, including All This Time and another song.[2]

In 2016, during JoCo Cruise 6, Coulton announced that "the music was done" for the new album, saying he was "hopeful that [fans] will be able to hear it very soon."[3] During the cruise, he performed four tracks from the album: Brave[3], Square Things[1], All This Time[4], and Your Tattoo[5].

Availability[edit]

Solid State released on the 28th of April 2017, simultaneously with the Solid State graphical novel.
The Album is available on CD, Vinyl, Digital Download and to stream via services like Spotify and ITunes.

Track Listing[edit]

  1. Wake Up
  2. All This Time
  3. Solid State (song)
  4. Brave
  5. Square Things
  6. Pictures of Cats
  7. Ordinary Man
  8. Robots.txt
  9. Don't Feed the Trolls
  10. Your Tattoo
  11. Ball and Chain
  12. Sunshine
  13. Solid State (Reprise)
  14. Pulled Down the Stairs
  15. All to Myself, Pt.1
  16. All to Myself, Pt.2
  17. There You Are

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Square Things (World Premier) - Jonathan Coulton - JoCo Cruise 2016 (video via Thalandor46)
  2. Coulton requested that no bootleg recordings of these songs be distributed. No information has been made public about the other song premiered in this show.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Brave (World Premier) - Jonathan Coulton - JoCo Cruise 2016 (video via Thalandor46)
  4. All This Time - Jonathan Coulton - JoCo Cruise 2016 (video via Thalandor46)
  5. Your Tatoo (World Premier) - Jonathan Coulton - JoCo Cruise 2016 (video via Thalandor46)
Solid State
Brave · Square Things · All This Time · Your Tattoo