On October 29, Joe Bonamassa will release his long-awaited studio album Time Clocks. The new long-player will be available via Provogue/Mascot Label Group in the UK and Europe, and J&R Adventures throughout North America.
Tracked in New York City’s Germano Studios/The Hit Factory and mixed by Bob Clearmountain (The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Toto, Bon Jovi) Time Clocks sees Bonamassa reaching for new heights with sincere songwriting and matchless blues rock virtuosity.
“I think Joe Bonamassa has made an album that is truly transitional,” says longstanding collaborator and producer Kevin Shirley. “What started out with the intentions of being a trio record turned into probably my most adventurous and involved record to date,” adds Bonamassa.
News of Bonamassa’s latest album comes with the release of his brand-new single, “The Heart That Never Waits.” An instant blues rock crowd-pleaser, the accompanying lyric video follows a personal journey of heartbreak and showcases Jo Bo’s unparalleled electric guitar prowess up close.
"The Heart That Never Waits" follows up the new album's lead single "Notches" released last month.
Dubbed ‘the New York record’ Time Clocks was tracked in February this year during the pandemic. With Bonamassa back on his old stomping ground he was inspired by the energy of the city, although COVID-19 wasn’t without its challenges.
“In February 2021, we found ourselves at Germano Studios,” explains Bonamassa, “cutting music as a trio (but not trio music) and having to invent ways of making records when your lifelong producer is stuck in Australia due to travel restrictions. Kevin Shirley came up with a way of linking continents and consoles to where we had literally zero latency. Add [bassist] Steve Mackey and [drummer/percussionist] Anton Fig to the mix, a few masks and curse words and we have the ‘New York Record’ aka ‘Time Clocks’.”
Fans in the UK and Europe can pre-order Bonamassa’s new album Time Clocks from Mascot Label Group here (opens in new tab).
Fans in North America can pre-order the album from J&R Adventures here (opens in new tab).
Rod Brakes is a music journalist with an expertise in guitars. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a writer covering artists, industry pros and gear includes contributions for leading publications and websites such as Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World (opens in new tab), Guitar Player (opens in new tab) and MusicRadar (opens in new tab) in addition to specialist music books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.
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