Keith Richards To Release First Solo Album In 20+ Years On Republic
July 9, 2015 at 11:47 AM (PT)
KEITH RICHARDS will release his eagerly anticipated "Crosseyed Heart," his third solo album and his first in over 20 years, SEPTEMBER 18th on REPUBLIC RECORDS.
The 15 tracks on "Crosseyed Heart" offers a glimpse of what makes KEITH RICHARDS one of the 20th century’s most celebrated rockers, an eclectic collection that encompasses reggae, rock, country and the blues.
The first taste from the album will be unveiled on JULY 17th with the first single, “Trouble,” a taut guitar-based track featuring KEEF on electric and acoustic guitars, bass, lead and backup vocals. He is supported by some longtime collaborators, including drummer STEVE JORDAN, guitarist WADDY WACHTEL and BERNARD FOWLER on backup vocals. The song was written by and produced by KEITH and STEVE JORDAN.
Said KEITH: “I had a ball making this new record and working with STEVE JORDAN and WADDY WACHTEL again. There’s nothing like walking into a studio and having absolutely no idea what you’re going to come out with on the other end. If you're looking for ‘Trouble,’ you've come to the right place.”
RICHARDS wrote or co-wrote the majority of the tracks on "Crosseyed Heart," many with co-producer JORDAN. Highlights include the aching country flavor of “Robbed Blind,” the reggae riddims of “Love Overdue,” and the aptly named “Blues In The Morning.” KEITH collaborates with several guest artists, including a duet with NORAH JONES on the soulful ballad “Illusion,” which she co-wrote.
RICHARDS, who plays electric and acoustic guitars, bass, piano and sings on the album, is also joined by guitarist WACHTEL, keyboardist IVAN NEVILLE and background singer SARAH DASH, part of the X-PENSIVE WINOS, who accompanied RICHARDS on his previous solo records.
JORDAN plays drums and vocals and other artists accompany RICHARDS on individual tracks, including STAX songwriter and keyboardist SPOONER OLDHAM on “Lovers Plea,” pedal steel by LARRY CAMPBELL on “Robbed Blind,” AARON NEVILLE on backup vocals on “Nothing On Me,” and the late BOBBY KEYS on saxophone on “Amnesia” and “Blues In The Morning.”