Roger Daltrey announces new album

music news 16/03/2018

The Who's Roger Daltrey is releasing a brand new album titled 'As Long as I Have You'.

The album is due for release on June 1, a week before he begins a tour where he'll perform 'Tommy' with an orchestra.

This will be Daltrey's first record since his 2014 album 'Going Back Home'.

As Long as I Have You includes covers of songs written by Stephen Stills, Stevie Wonder, Nick Cave and Garnet Mimms.

Daltrey also wrote some of the songs, 'Certified Rose' and 'Always Heading Home.'

Listen to the title track, 'As Long as I Love You' below.

"This is a return to the very beginning, to the time before Pete [Townshend] started writing our songs to a time when we were a teenage band playing soul music to small crowds in church halls," Daltrey said in a statement.

"That’s what we were, a soul band," he continued. "And now, I can sing soul with all the experience you need to sing it. Life puts the soul in. I’ve always sung from the heart but when you’re 19, you haven’t had the life experience with all its emotional trials and traumas that you have by the time you get to my age. You carry all the emotional bruises of life and when you sing these songs, those emotions are in your voice. You feel the pain of a lost love. You feel it and you sing it and that’s soul. For a long time, I’ve wanted to return to the simplicity of these songs, to show people my voice, a voice they won’t have heard before. It felt like the right time. It’s where I am, looking back to that time, looking across all those years but also being here, now, in the soulful moment”

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock