They don’t get much more legendary than Rolling Stones’ guitarist, Keith Richards, which is why Crosseyed Heart, his first solo album in over 20 years, is the best news we’ve heard in ages.
This latest offering from the man responsible for some of the most famous riffs in music, is a fifteen track journey of reggae, rock, country and blues.
The first taste of Crosseyed Heart will be unveiled on July 17 in the form of new single ‘Trouble’, which is a guitar based tune supported by drummer Steve Jordan, guitarist Waddy Wachtel and Bernard Fowler on backup vocals.
“I had a ball making this new record and working with Steve Jordan and Waddy Wachtel again,” Keith Richards says. “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.”
Having written or co-written most of the tracks on the album, Richards also gifts us some impressive collaborations, including a duet with Norah Jones on the ballad, ‘Illusion’.
Keith has released two other solo studio albums, Talk Is Cheap in 1988 and Main Offender in 1992 as well as a live album, Live at the Hollywood Palladium, December 15, 1988
Crosseyed Heart is due for release on September 20th through Virgin EMI.
Richards’ quote and photo courtesy of EMI.