David Crosby Announces New Album 'For Free'
Listen to his single "River Rise" featuring Michael McDonald
Published May 20, 2021When he's not beefing with Phoebe Bridgers, you may remember that David Crosby actually makes a living as a legendary musician. Today, he's reminding us of his decades-spanning career with plans for a new album, which is scheduled for release on July 23 via BMG, just weeks ahead of his 80th birthday.
The album is titled For Free, and it was co-written and recorded with his son, James Raymond. It's also set to feature contributions by Michael McDonald, Steely Dan's Donald Fagen and Sarah Jarosz, with the latter joining forces on the album's title track, a cover of the 1970 Joni Mitchell original.
"Joni's the greatest living singer/songwriter, and 'For Free' is one of her simplest," Crosby said in a statement. "It's one of my favourite songs because I love what it says about the spirit of music and what compels you to play."
Today, Crosby shares the record's first single, "River Rise," which features McDonald.
"'River Rise' came from wanting to write something very evocative of California, but almost with a country-song perspective," Raymond said of the track, "something that speaks to the empowerment of the everyman or everywoman."
You can listen to that song now below, where you'll also find the record's tracklisting.
1. River Rise
2. I Think I
3. The Other Side Of Midnight
4. Rodriguez For A Night
5. Secret Dancer
6. Ships In The Night
7. For Free
9. Shot At Me
10. I Won't Stay For Long