ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons has released a lyric video for his new track ‘Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’’. It’s been lifted from his upcoming solo album The Big Bad Blues, which is due for release on 21 September through Concord Records.
The promo features a selection of shots of vintage cars – one of Gibbons’ passions – with the vocalist and guitarist revealing that he conceived the idea for the song with his wife, Gilligan.
Of the track, Gibbons says: “‘Missin’ Yo’ Kissin’’ is a gift from Miz Gibbons. She knows what girls want and laid it out cold.”
The ZZ Top man last month revealed his cover of Muddy Waters’ ‘Rollin’ And Tumblin’ from the follow-up to 2015’s Perfectamundo, which was co-produced by Gibbons and Joe Hardy and recorded at Houston’s Foam Box Recordings.
The album features a total of 11 tracks with Gibbons joined by Hardy on bass, Matt Sorum and Greg Morrow on drums, Mike ‘The Drifter’ Flanigin on keyboards, while James Harmon contributes harmonica to the record.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, the focus of the new set is the lifetime love of blues and rock ‘n’ roll that has fuelled Gibbons’ entire career. Its 11 tracks showcase a combination of his new blues originals and interpretations of such numbers as ‘Rollin’ and Tumblin’ and ‘Standing Around Crying’.
“Billy has an incredibly deep knowledge of the great blues tradition and has carried that tradition forward in his music throughout his incredible career,” Concord Records president John Burk said of Gibbons’ new album. “Therefore, it seemed natural to do a project that centred on his musical roots, and the music that so inspired him from the very beginning.”
In support of The Big Bad Blues, Gibbons has also detailed an extensive North American tour. The 24-date fall trek launches on 13 October in Riverside, Iowa and concludes November 18th in West Hollywood, California. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, 14 August. Visit the artist’s website for more details.
Billy Gibbons plays the following 2018 shows:
October 13 – Riverside, IA @ Riverside Casino and Golf Resort
October 14 – Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino – Showroom
October 16 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
October 17 – Columbus, OH @ The Bluestone
October 18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
October 20 – Wabash, IN @ Honeywell Center
October 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
October 23 – Kitchener, ON @ Centre in the Square
October 25 – Derry, NH @ Tupelo Music Hall
October 26 – Beverly, MA @ The Cabot Theater
October 28 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
October 30 – New York, NY @ Iridium Jazz Club
October 31 – New York, NY @ Iridium Jazz Club
November 1 – Washington, DC @ Pearl Street Warehouse
November 3 – Pompano Beach, FL @ Pompano Beach Amphitheater
November 5 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 6 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues – Orlando
November 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
November 9 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
November 10 – Fort Worth, TX @ Billy Bob’s Texas
November 11 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
November 15 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
November 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
November 18 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour.