The Oakland Press reports that Uncle Kracker has signed to Republic Records and will drop a new single called “Endlessly” on July 15. It is a return to the major-label-ranks for Kracker after previously signing with Sugar Hill Records before the release of his 2012 album “Midnight Special.”
“It’s a little twist,” says Kracker on signing with Republic Records. “The same guy who signed me 15 years ago (Jason Flom, to Lava/Atlantic) signed me again. It’s a little weird, but it feels good. It feels good to talk with somebody who knows what they’re talking about and knows what they want and knows what you’re about, too.
“It feels like everybody’s on the same page. ‘Let’s not worry about what works (commercially). Let’s worry about what feels good, what sounds good.’ I haven’t had that for a long time.”
The new single “Endlessly” is a cover of the Green River Ordinance’s song, you can listen to their version below.
Meanwhile a new album is due later this year. Kracker has been working on new material at Rustbelt Studios in Royal Oak and is also considering some material he wrote but didn’t use for 2012’s “Midnight Special” album.
He is due to go on the road with Sugar Ray this summer on their “Under The Sun” Tour.