Hear new songs from Roger Waters, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, Blondie, Father John Misty

Some heavy hitters put out some new songs this week, so we’re going to recap some of them here in case you missed them. Let’s get right to it…

Roger Waters – “Smell The Roses”

Here’s the first song off Waters’ upcoming album Is This The Life We Really Want?, due out June 2. There’s a hint of the Floyd classic “Have A Cigar” in this one. It gets political, not surprisingly, which is something that Waters’ new album is expected to be in aggressive fashion.

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Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers feat. Bruce Springsteen – “That’s What Makes Us Great”

Here’s some more political music. This track got some headlines as it’s a protest track against the Trump stance on immigration. The song was written by Pittsburgh rocker Joe Grushecky, and Springsteen joined him for the song.

Steven Van Zandt – “Soulfire”

Here’s something a bit more upbeat. This is the title track off Van Zandt’s first solo album in 18 years, due out May 19. Click below:


Blondie – “Long Time”

This isn’t really a brand new song as it was released back in March, but the video’s new. The song comes off Blondie’s new album Pollinator, due out May 5. As you can hear, they’ve still got that old Blondie spark.

Father John Misty – “Who Loves The Sun”

We got into this a bit earlier in the week, but it’s worth a repost. This Velvet Underground cover is off the soundtrack to the film Shangri-La Suite and is produced by the Mondo Boys, who posted their 30-minute mix of the soundtrack to Soundcloud. It gets started at the three-minute mark:

Finally, some of the most exciting music of the week was the Prince material to hit the Internet. Time will tell if the Deliverance EP sees the light of day given the legal battles seemingly underway, but there’s some good stuff on there if it ever does, particularly the title track and the song “I Am,” so watch out for those!

Photo credit: By Eddie Berman.GabeMc at en.wikipedia [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

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