Rolling Stone - JM's New Album Featured in Spring Album Preview
04.07.2008 - Rolling Stone - JM's New Album Featured in Spring Album Preview
The current issue of Rolling Stone magazine includes a brief preview about John's new album Life, Death, Love and Freedom in their Spring Album Preview. The piece includes a picture of John working on a track with producer T Bone Burnett and Little Big Town member Karen Fairchild. John is mentioned on the cover of the current issue, featuring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Jack White on the cover. Click HERE to read the piece online (including the picture). Here is the text of the preview:
John Mellencamp - Life, Death, Love and Freedom 7/15
While preparing for his 2003 covers disc, Trouble No More, John Mellencamp listened to hundreds of hours of American folk songs. "I realized our country has written some sad motherfuckin' songs," he says. "I wanted to see if I had it in me to write like that." Working with producer T Bone Burnett, Mellencamp crafted a stark, bluesy collection of tunes about murder, rape and loneliness. "I see darkness everywhere, and I have to write about it," Mellencamp says. "I don't care if I just sell six records. All I can do is keep on writing songs and singing."