John Hiatt Announces New Album ‘The Eclipse Sessions’ & Shares Single


John Hiatt will release a new album entitled The Eclipse Sessions on October 12 via New West Records. The singer-songwriter shared the record’s lead single “Cry To Me.”

Hiatt’s first new album in four years was recorded with producer Kevin McKendree at The Rock House in Franklin, Tennessee. The 11-track LP includes contributions from long-time Hiatt collaborators, drummer Kenneth Blevins and bassist Patrick O’Hearn as well as McKendree’s teenage son, keyboardist Yates McKendree, who also helped engineer the sessions. The 66-year-old Hiatt will tour in support the record with dates scheduled in October and November. In August and September, Hiatt and The Goners featuring Sonny Landreth will perform in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Hiatt’s 1998 album Slow Turning.

A solar eclipse that occurred in August 2017 was visible while Hiatt was recording the new album. Hiatt stated:

I think we recorded three songs that day, and then we took a break to go outside and watch everything happen It seemed everything stopped for a minute or two. It was like a magical little bit of time, a harmonic convergence or something. Like everybody was on the same page.

Premiered by Rolling Stone, stream “Cry To Me” below:

The Eclipse Sessions Tracklist

  1. Cry To Me
  2. All The Way To The River
  3. Aces Up Your Sleeve
  4. Poor Imitation Of God
  5. Nothing In My Heart
  6. Over The Hill
  7. Outrunning My Soul
  8. Hide Your Tears
  9. The Odds Of Loving You
  10. One Stiff Breeze
  11. Robber’s Highway

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