Rod Stewart is going back to his songwriting roots on his 30th studio record.
The British rock star celebrated the international release of his latest record Blood Red Roses this Friday (September 28) via Republic Records. According to a press release, the album hones in on Stewart's signature voice, technique, and lyrical wit and promises the same "poignant observation, self-reflective introspection and playful swagger" that made the 73-year-old musician one of the best-selling artists of all time.
The rocker's long-awaited LP, his first in three years, comes as a 13-track standard release and a deluxe edition, the latter of which includes three additional tracks. The album's lead single "Didn't I," which was co-produced by Stewart's longterm music partner and session keyboardist Kevin Savigar, warns of the crippling consequences of drugs from a parental perspective and fuses elements of pop, R&B, and rock'n' roll.
Blood Red Roses may be Stewart's most effective and deeply intimate projects yet, spanning years of heavy emotion as well as the pain and beauty of love, both in youth and old age.
"It’s funny, they’re very personal but these songs are only challenging when I listen back to them now," Stewart said of his new effort. "When you’re recording them you’re almost too close but listening to them now they’re finished I’m thinking, 'That’s a brave statement you’ve made there.'"
Hear "Didn't I" and see the cover and track listing for Blood Red Roses, below:
1. "Look In Her Eyes"
2. "Hole In My Heart"
4. "Didn’t I"
5. "Blood Red Roses"
7. "Give Me Love"
8. "Rest Of My Life"
9. "Rollin' & Tumblin'"
11. "Honey Gold"
12. "Vegas Shuffle"
13. "Cold Old London"
Deluxe Bonus Tracks:
1. "Who Designed The Snowflake"
2. "It Was A Very Good Year"
3. "I Don't Want To Get Married"
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