A six-song digital EP, produced by Julian Moore, who also appears on the recordings.
Jeb Loy Nichols tells Folk Radio UK: "The Season Of Decline is a permanent state. And there’s nothing wrong or bad about it. It’s the way it is. It’s the bittersweet knowledge that everything passes, an acceptance of the ephemeral nature of beauty."
The EP features six original tracks, intimate and spare, featuring Nichols' instantly recognizable, hazy vocals and idiosyncratic storytelling. Over the years, his multicultural mix of genres—from Dancehall to Country—has earned him a cult following. The UK site The Quietus described him as a "Harry Dean Stanton lookalike who resides on the Welsh borders and whiles away his days making DIY music, painting and writing fiction. Jeb Loy Nichols is a journeyman in every sense of the word, a nomadic cult musician making music on the peripheries."
Raised on bluegrass and country & western music, Nichols discovered southern soul when he was a teenager. Having spent brief periods in Missouri and Texas, from there it was off to New York City and hip-hop, then over to London and reggae and dancehall. It was this potent mix of genres—his love of classic American roots music and Jamaican reggae, dub and dancehall—that’s since been his signature.
Nichols found his current home in a remote smallholding in the Welsh hills in the ‘80s. This back-to-basics, rural lifestyle is mirrored in his approach to music and the art that graces his album covers and informs his videos. He’s spent the past 25 years making music, of which he smiles and says, “It’s all roots music. Three chords and a good story. Don’t overthink it ... just get in the groove and let it happen.”