Republic Records have announced the release of John Mellencamp’s 25th studio album ‘Strictly A One-Eyed Jack’ on January 21st 2022, and the first single from it ‘Chasing Rainbows’ (not a Shed Seven cover) has been shared online – you can listen to it below. Although it’s the first official single from the record, back in September Mellencamp teamed up with Bruce Springsteen for the duet ‘Wasted Days’ which also makes an appearance towards the end of the record.
“I worked on three songs on John’s album and I spent some time in Indiana with him,” Springsteen told Sirius XM’s E Street Radio. “I love John a lot. He’s a great songwriter and I have become very close [with him] and had a lot of fun with him. I sang a little bit on his record.”
“I would consider Bruce now, one of my better friends in the music business. Bruce and I talk quite a bit,” Mellencamp went on to say. “I think he and I relate to each other because we’ve had similar experiences of growing up in a small town. Starting out, big band leaders. … He’s like my big brother now.”
John Mellencamp, ‘Strictly a One-Eyed Jack’ Track Listing
“I Always Lie to Strangers”
“Driving in the Rain”
“I Am a Man That Worries”
“Streets of Galilee”
“Sweet Honey Brown”
“Did You Say Such a Thing” (with Bruce Springsteen)
“Gone So Soon”
“Wasted Days” (with Springsteen)
“Simply a One-Eyed Jack”
“Lie to Me”
1″A Life Full of Rain” (with Springsteen)
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