Out Now: Jefferson Starship Re-Emerges After 12 Years Away with ‘Mother of the Sun’ EP (Listen)

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In early July, Jefferson Starship premiered a new song, and “It’s About Time” is a resilient anthem of empowerment from the longtime band that was co-written by longtime member Grace Slick alongside lead singer Cathy Richardson and guitarist Jude Gold.

Today, Aug. 21, the band released its new EP, Mother of the Sun — featuring “It’s About Time” and five other songs, plus an extended version of “What Are We Waiting For.”

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Per Rolling Stone, David Freiberg recently explained what went into Jefferson Starship putting together new music.

He further explained that the project came together after the death of co-founding member Paul Kantner in 2016; the five remaining bandmates received the blessing from Kantner’s family to continue on playing under the Jefferson Starship name.

Said Cathy Richardson in a statement:

“Paul Kantner was our bandleader and the visionary who kept Jefferson Starship going through so many eras. He inspired so much about this record, from the messages in the lyrics to the title and album art to the collaborative process of creating music as a band with some of his original muses — Grace, Marty, and Pete. Mother of the Sun is dedicated to PK.”

The EP also features a song with former singer/guitarist Marty Balin, who died in 2018.

The track listing:

1. “It’s About Time”
2. “What Are We Waiting For?”
3. “Setting Sun”
4. “Runaway Again”
5. “Embryonic Journey”
6. “Don’t Be Sad Anymore”
7. “What Are We Waiting For (Extended Version)”

Stream Mother of the Sun below, via Spotify:


  • Malcolm Paton says:

    Remarkable. Bands very rarely release music late on and sound even better than you remember. It’s About Time new artists were this good!

  • Maureen says:

    Sounding terrific and they
    are all looking wonderful !
    Nice they are back in the mix of things with making fantastic music once again !

  • Bill Potter says:

    Amazing! The old Starship takes off again and they sound great. Best album since Winds Of Change.

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