At a concert at Los Angeles' famed Hollywood Bowl last month, Rod Stewart announced that he would be releasing a new studio album called Blood Red Roses in September, and now full details about the project have been unveiled. Blood Red Roses will hit stores on September 28, and will be available on CD and digitally in both a 13-track standard collection and 16-track deluxe version.
The album features mostly original tunes co-written by Rod, and finds the legendary singer exploring a variety of genres, including acoustic folk, soul-flavored pop, rock 'n' roll and pop balladry. The first single, "Didn't I," is a mid-tempo R&B-influenced rock tune sung from the perspective of a concerned parent whose child is battling drug issues. Fans who pre-orderBlood Red Roses will receive an instant download of the track, which also can be purchased as a digital single now.
"I always think I make albums for a few friends and this record has that intimacy," says Stewart. "Sincerity and honesty go a long way in life and the same is true in song-writing."
Rod co-produced Blood Red Roses with his frequent collaborator Kevin Savigar, who also worked on Stewart's previous three records -- 2012's Merry Christmas, Baby, 2013's Time, and 2015's Another Country.
Stewart continues his joint North American tour with Cyndi Lauper this Tuesday, July 25, in Hollywood.com. Visit RodStewart.com to check out all his dates.
Here's the full track list of Blood Red Roses:
"Look in Her eyes"
"Hole in My Heart"
"Blood Red Roses"
"Give Me Love"
"Rest of My Life"
"Rollin' & Tumblin'"
"Cold Old London"
Deluxe Bonus Tracks:
"Who Designed the Snowflake"
"It Was a Very Good Year"
"I Don't Want to Get Married"
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