‘Trouble,’ the lead single from Keith Richards’ upcoming solo album ‘Crosseyed Heart,’ has made its debut today via iHeart Radio, hosted on various sites worldwide. You can listen to it here at spin.com.
The track is a thoroughly engaging rocker with distinctive lead guitar flashes by Keith and a strong hook line in which he sings “Trouble is your middle name.” It’s the perfect scene-setter for Richards’ first solo studio album in 23 years, which will be released on September 18.
uDiscover has had a sneak preview of the 15-track album and we’re more than happy to report that it’s a great record that is sure to delight Keith’s existing hordes of fans and invite many new admirers. The collaboration with Norah Jones on the soulful ballad ‘Illusion’ is another highlight, as is ‘Robbed Blind,’ on which Larry Campbell plays pedal steel.
As previously reported, ‘Crosseyed Heart’ was produced by Richards with his longtime collaborator Steve Jordan, and it includes contributions from Waddy Wachtel on guitar, Rolling Stones backing vocalist Bernard Fowler and Jordan on drums.
Also on the album are keyboardist Ivan Neville and background singer Sarah Dash, part of the X-Pensive Winos, who were with Richards on his previous solo records, the aforementioned ‘Main Offender’ and its 1988 predecessor ‘Talk Is Cheap.’
Stax songwriter-keyboardist Spooner Oldham is on ‘Lovers Plea,’ Aaron Neville (whose last solo album ‘My True Story’ was co-produced by Keith) is on backup vocals on ‘Nothing On Me,’ and the late, great Bobby Keys, the Stones’ longtime fixture on saxophone, on ‘Amnesia’ and ‘Blues In The Morning.’