David Crosby Celebrates 80th Birthday With Release Of New Album
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Check Out The Lead Single
David Crosby is turning 80 on August 14 and in celebration of his birthday, he’s dropping a new album “For Free” which is due out on July 23 via BMG. The LP features collaborations with other artists like Michael McDonald, Donald Fagen, Sarah Jarosz, and Crosby’s son James Raymond. He teased his upcoming record by releasing the lead single “River Rise” – penned by McDonald and Raymond. Listen to it below.
“With a transcendent quality that lies somewhere between poetry, prayer, and wild-eyed rock & roll,” the announcement reads. “For Free yet again reveals Crosby’s rare gift for imparting essential truths with both undeniable warmth and a profound sense of wonder.”
According to Raymond, “‘River Rise’ came from wanting to write something very evocative of California, but almost with a country-song perspective – something that speaks to the empowerment of the everyman or everywoman.”
The title track is a cover of a Joni Mitchell song and Crosby has nothing but praises for her.
“Joni’s the greatest living singer/songwriter, and ‘For Free’ is one of her simplest,” he said in a statement. “It’s one of my favorite songs because I love what it says about the spirit of music and what compels you to play.”