Keith Richards Debuts ‘Trouble,’ First Single From New ‘Crosseyed Heart’ Album
Keith Richards has unveiled "Trouble," the first single from his upcoming Crosseyed Heart LP. You can listen to the song above.
A stripped-down, uptempo rocker that sounds like it could have been recorded yesterday or 30 years ago, "Trouble" puts Richards' signature guitar and reedy vocals up front and center, and finds the Rolling Stones guitarist peeling off licks with typically relaxed abandon over a strutting beat. His first solo single in decades, "Trouble" picks up right where Richards left off: at just a little over three minutes, it has no unnecessary parts, and fans will find themselves humming along with the chorus before the song even gets to the bridge.
As previously reported, Crosseyed Heart is due Sept. 18, and reunites Richards with a group of longtime collaborators that includes drummer Steve Jordan and guitarist Waddy Wachtel as well as keyboard player Ivan Neville and veteran Stones backing vocalist Bernard Fowler.
“I had a ball making this new record and working with Steve Jordan and Waddy Wachtel again. There’s nothing like walking into a studio and having absolutely no idea what you’re going to come out with on the other end,” he enthused in a press release. “If you’re looking for ‘Trouble,’ you’ve come to the right place.”
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