Keith Richards has previewed “Amnesia,” a new song from his forthcoming solo album, Crosseyed Heart, and you can hear it by clicking the image below.
The track comes courtesy of a campaign around the new album. Richards has invited fans to “unlock” songs from Crosseyed Heart by solving a series of puzzles.
A series of four temporary plaques will be unveiled in London or Southwest England, each “celebrating a site of significance to the Rolling Stones guitarist’s life.” The location of each plaque will be shared on Richards’ Facebook and Twitter accounts.
A unique password is located on each plaque, and once that password is submitted to the Crosseyed Heart website, a new song from the album will be made available.
Which brings us “Amnesia,” the first track unlocked in this manner, courtesy of a password on the plaque located at Richards’ old house on Spielman Road in the Dartford section of London. The location of the next plaque will be announced today, August 24.
Richards has already released the album’s lead single, “Trouble,” which can be heard over here.
Crosseyed Heart comes out September 18 and features Richards with guitarist Waddy Wachtel, drummer Steve Jordan, keyboardist Ivan Neville and veteran Stones backing vocalist Bernard Fowler. Both Wachtel and Jordan worked with Richards on his last solo album, 1992’s Main Offender.
“I had a ball making this new record and working with Steve Jordan and Waddy Wachtel again,” Richards said in a statement. “There’s nothing like walking into a studio and having absolutely no idea what you're going to come out with on the other end.”
Clicking the image below will take you to the Crosseyed Heart website and the audio for “Amnesia.” (Apologies, but it is not possible to embed the track here at this time. At the new page, click “start” and then click the “X” in the upper-right corner. The video will appear on the screen.)