Last month, it was announced that Stay Around, a new JJ Cale album featuring previously unreleased material, will be released in April.
Now, you can hear the album's title track. Check it out below.
“It. Moves. Me," Christine Lakeland Cale, Cale's widow, said of the song in the album's liner notes. "Takes me right to another place when I hear it. Another magical mood captured in his home studio in Valley Center.”
Compiled by Christine Lakeland Cale, and Cale's friend and longtime manager Mike Kappus, Stay Around is set for an April 26 release via Because Music. It's the first new Cale album since 2009's Roll On.
" 'Roll On,' the title track of Cale’s last studio album, was 34 years old,” Kappus said about Stay Around. “He would burn me CDs of demos, and one time I said, ‘You’ve got two good albums on here.’ Some of the tracks had detailed information, some of them had nothing. Some songs might be a full band of his buddies, others were him playing everything. These were songs he really did intend to do something with because they were carried to his typical level of production for release.”
In compiling Stay Around, Lakeland Cale said, “I wanted to find stuff that was completely unheard to max-out the ‘Cale factor,' using as much that came from John’s ears and fingers and his choices as I could, so I stuck to John’s mixes. You can make things so sterile that you take the human feel out. But John left a lot of that human feel in. He left so much room for interpretation.”
You can check out the album art and full tracklist for Stay Around below.
JJ Cale Stay Around track list:
1. Lights Down Low
2. Chasing You
3. Winter Snow
4. Stay Around
5. Tell You ‘Bout Her
6. Oh My My
7. My Baby Blues
8. Girl Of Mine
9. Go Downtown
10. If We Try
11. Tell Daddy
12. Wish You Were Here
13. Long About Sundown
15. Don’t Call Me Joe