Eric Burdon, best known as the vocalist of the Animals, announced a new album called ‘Til Your River Runs Dry.
Due out on September 18th, the album is being heralded as “the most personal album of his career”.
As a preview, Burdon is releasing the song Memorial Day this weekend, which just so happens to be…well, Memorial Day weekend. Funny how that works!
Anyway, here’s that song, a bluesy little number:
From the press release:
‘Til Your River Runs Dry features original tracks written by Eric Burdon including “Bo Diddley Special,” “The River Is Rising,” “Water,” “Wait” and and the aforementioned “Memorial Day.”
More album context, from Burdon himself:
“I started feeling that I needed to use this album as a catharsis, to express my own truth. It took longer than any other album, not because of time spent in the studio, but because of the subject matter of the songs I wanted to put out there,” Eric explains. The result is a deeply intimate, honest self-portrait as well as unsparing look at religion, politics and the environment. “During the making of this record, we lost Bo Diddley, one of my greatest influences. There were many things I would have said to him, if I’d realized that his time was limited.”
For more Eric Burdon, check out the Daytrotter session he recorded with Brendan Benson during South By Southwest (which was published today).