The old saying you cant go home again is most often true. Life moves on and nothing stays the same, but thats certainly not the case for songwriter Greg Cartwright, who returned to his home city of Memphis to record the new Reigning Sound album, A Little More Time with Reigning Sound. Its been over 15 years since Cartwright uprooted to Asheville, but this new Memphis-made record shows the songwriter in top form and wholly inspired by his birthplace. And its not only the terrain thats familiar: For this new LP, Cartwright also reunited with Reigning Sounds original Memphis lineup of Jeremy Scott (bass), Greg Roberson (drums), and Alex Greene (keyboards), all of whom played on the bands earliest recordings. The new songs explore fresh lyrical and musical territories but at times also tastefully echo back to Reigning Sounds Break Up, Break Down and Time Bomb High School. Thats not by chanceits just what happens when these musicians get in the same room. Their sonic chemistry hasnt faded a bit.A Little More Time, Reigning Sounds seventh proper fulllength, is the original lineups first in-studio collaboration since 2005s Home for Orphans LP, which Merge reissued last year. Ultimately, that 2020 reissue laid the groundwork for the outfits reunification. One thing led to another, Cartwright explains. When Merge reissued Home for Orphans, to promote the LP we booked a little string of shows with the original lineup. We still love to get together and play every couple years. The short reunion tour wrapped up just as the pandemic hit the United States, and soon after, Cartwright found himself with a batch of new songs. With Reigning Sounds current lineup based in New York City, a COVID-19 hotspot at the time, Cartwright made the decision to produce the new record back in Memphisthough he did regret not being able to work with the players behind 2014s Daptone-recorded Shattered. It was not something I anticipated, making a record with the original lineup again, Cartwright says. Mainly, because I had guys I was playing with, and we had an established dynamic that was working. Im happy with the guys in New York. Theyre all great players. Weve had fun playing shows and making records for many years.