Farm to Table
17th June, 2022
Farm to Table is the second album from Washington D.C. resident Bartees Leon Cox Jr.. Where his 2020 debut record Live Forever introduced the experiences and places that shaped Bartees (Flagey Brussels, Mustang Oklahoma), Farm to Table zeros in on the people – specifically his family – and those closest to him on his journey so far.
With his career firmly on the ascent, Farm to Table examines Bartees' constantly shapeshifting relationship with life post-Live Forever. It also speaks to a deeper lore that says, don't forget where you came from, and this album is why.
Always remembering where he came from, across 10 songs Bartees is celebrating the past, moving towards the future, and fully appreciating the present.
"Strange's undeniable talent and versatility have resulted in one of 2022's most audacious albums, one that whirls through ideas while exploding preconceptions... Comes with tons of hype — he more than deserves it."
- Rolling Stone **** 1/2
"Vibrant, vital voice."
- NY Times Magazine
"Only a fool would doubt him."
"Bartees Strange has made it."
- Stereogum (Album of the Week)
"Exploding genre into musical fireworks."
- The Guardian
"Confirms that Mr. Strange is a major talent."
- Wall Street Journal
"Nothing goes unmixed in Strange's songs. His productions metamorphose as they unfold, restlessly shifting among idioms; his lyrics refuse easy comforts."
- The New York Times (Critic Pick)
"He's one of the brightest lights we've got in this godforsaken landscape of hurt. An essential post-genre troubadour, Strange is a game-changer, blurring the line between producer and performer while fostering a community within every audience he plays for."
"As a full album experience, there's nothing like Farm to Table."
- The Ringer
"No idea, musical or lyrical, is off-limits for Bartees Strange. What's remarkable is how fully he realizes those ideas when they cross his mind."
- The FADER