|Release date:||April 28, 2017|
Solid State is Jonathan Coulton's nineth studio album, released in 2017 along side a graphical novel also title Solid State. According to Coulton, the album "has a bit of a concept behind it," with a "character that you follow throughout his life.". 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.
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." During the cruise, he performed four tracks from the album: Brave, Square Things, All This Time, and Your Tattoo.
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.
- Wake Up
- All This Time
- Solid State
- Square Things
- Pictures of Cats
- Ordinary Man
- Don't Feed the Trolls
- Your Tattoo
- Ball and Chain
- Solid State (Reprise)
- Pulled Down the Stairs
- All to Myself, Pt.1
- All to Myself, Pt.2
- There You Are
- Square Things (World Premier) - Jonathan Coulton - JoCo Cruise 2016 (video via Thalandor46)
- 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.
- Brave (World Premier) - Jonathan Coulton - JoCo Cruise 2016 (video via Thalandor46)
- All This Time - Jonathan Coulton - JoCo Cruise 2016 (video via Thalandor46)
- Your Tatoo (World Premier) - Jonathan Coulton - JoCo Cruise 2016 (video via Thalandor46)