Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Released New Single “If You’re Blue”
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have released their new song, “If You’re Blue,” taken from their forthcoming EP, Mindsets.
Mindsets is set to come out on June 2 and is already available for preorder. The upcoming EP follows their 2022 album Changeup, which consists of 25 tracks all in acoustic versions of Jett’s greatest hits.
Aside from the new material, Jett is set to hit the road with Bryan Adams for a U.S. tour that will kick off on June 6 in Baltimore and close on Aug. 3 in Seattle.
Recalling last year, Jett toured with Def Leppard, Motley Crue, and Poison for the very successful Stadium Tour. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Jett was asked how she felt about touring with bands that have been accused of misogyny and she said:
“It’s very prevalent, all over rock ‘n’ roll. Look, all I can do as the woman I am is go out there and show an alternative view and do it my way. If I had to weed out every band you thought was problematic, I mean, there wouldn’t be very many left.”
The rocker also noted that she’s proud of her “bad reputation,” she added:
“If that’s what it is — making people uncomfortable because you’re not used to seeing women do this or that. … When I speak to women and girls pursuing their dreams…there’s that hard glass ceiling. It’s still there. But we have good PR, so we feel like we’ve come farther than we really have.”
Stream their new single below.