Rod Stewart’s new album to release in October

Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) British rock legend Rod Stewart has finished work on his new album “Another Country”, which is set to release on October 23 via American music label Capitol Records.

Talking about his penchant for writing “personal and honest” songs, Stewart said he found the freedom to experiment with “different sounds” for his latest album.

“When my last album was so well-received, it gave me the confidence to keep on writing, and to examine and write about different things. It also gave me the freedom to experiment with different sounds – like reggae, ska and Celtic melodies,” the 70-year-old said in a statement.

Collaborating closely with musician and record producer Kevin Savigar, who co-produced the album, Stewart embraced modern technology to record the album.

“It seems like I’ve spent years of my life in a recording studio so being able to record this album at home, where most of the songs were written, felt so much more intimate and inspiring,” he said.

To mark the announcement of the album’s release date, a music video for the song “Love is” was unveiled on video-hosting service Vevo’s YouTube channel. It features Stewart and his band jamming on the roof of the Capitol Records building in Hollywood.

In a career spanning more than five decades, Stewart has garnered two inductions into the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 18 Grammy nominations, and in 2007 was bestowed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen of England.

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