Bonnie Raitt Announces First New Studio Album in Six Years, 'Just Like That…'
Set for release in April, and produced by Raitt herself, the album prominently features Nashville session guitar ace Kenny Greenberg.
Blues guitar legend Bonnie Raitt has announced Just Like That…, her first new studio album in six years.
Raitt's 18th studio album, Just Like That… was recorded last summer in Sausalito, California with her usual rhythm section of bassist James “Hutch” Hutchinson and drummer Ricky Fataar, plus keyboardist Glenn Patscha and Nashville session guitar ace Kenny Greenberg.
Set for an April 22 release, the album was produced by Raitt herself, and has been announced in tandem with the release of its opening track and lead single, "Made Up Mind," which you can check out below.
With some sharp leads from Greenberg and stunning slide work from Raitt, "Made Up Mind" is a powerful and proud tale of, in Raitt's own words, "A made up mind and a love gone wrong."
Just Like That… is the long-awaited follow-up to Raitt's last studio effort, 2016's Dig In Deep. Though it mostly features Raitt and Greenberg on electric guitar, it also features the former's longtime six-string sideman, George Marinelli, on the song “Livin’ for the Ones.”
“On this record, I wanted to stretch,” Raitt explained in a press release. “I always want to find songs that excite me, and what’s different this time is that I’ve tried some styles and topics I haven’t touched on before.”
You can check out Just Like That…'s cover art and track list below.
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Bonnie Raitt – Just Like That...
- Made Up Mind
- Something's Got a Hold of My Heart
- Livin' for the Ones
- Just Like That
- When We Say Goodbye
- Waitin' For You to Blow
- Blame it On Me
- Love So Strong
- Here Comes Love
- Down The Hall
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