With his singular voice, narrative songwriting and passionate live performances, Rod Stewart has built one of the most successful and enduring music careers of all time. In a career spanning over five decades, he has amassed sales of over 200 million albums and singles worldwide. And in 2015, he is back in the music scene and has come to show his love for his passionate fans worldwide by finishing his eagerly anticipated new album, Another Country, to be released on October 23 via Capitol Records. Another Country continues a prolific new chapter in Stewart’s storied career which began with 2013’s, Time, his landmark last album which reintroduced him as one of rock’s most gifted storytellers.
Collaborating closely with Kevin Savigar, who co-produced the album, Stewart embraced modern technology to record the album, "It seems like I’ve spent years of my life in a recording studio so being able to record this album at home, where most of the songs were written, felt so much more intimate and inspiring."
"I’ve found that the only way to write songs is to be as personal and honest as possible," Rod explains. "And when my last album was so well-received it gave me the confidence to keep on writing and to examine and write about different things. It also gave me the freedom to experiment with different sounds – like reggae, ska and Celtic melodies."
The video for the first single of the new album, Love is, was released on June 23 on Vevo and features Rod and his band jamming on the roof of the iconic Capitol Records building in Hollywood, CA.
Worldwide Album pre-orders have begun. Fans who pre-order the 12-song standard or 17-song deluxe album from digital retailers will instantly receive a download of Stewart’s first single Love is. Fans who pre-order the 17-song deluxe edition will also receive an instant download of In A Broken Dream, the infamous 1968 Python Lee Jackson song featuring the vocals of a yet unknown Rod Stewart. Stewart’s vocals played catalyst for the song becoming a hit four years later, following his rise to stardom. Today, those infamous vocals can be heard on rapper A$AP Rocky’s (Mark Ronson produced) hit Everyday which was just added to the UK’s coveted Radio 1 playlist and was called a "Rod Stewart-sampling soul fantasia" by Rolling Stone.
Throughout his career, Rod has garnered two inductions into the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, 18 Grammy nominations, and in 2007 was bestowed Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by the Queen of England. In 2012, Stewart became a New York Times Bestselling author with the release of his autobiography.
In 2013, Rod released Time, his first rock album in a dozen years, on Capitol Records. The album features 11 original tracks and marked Rod’s return to songwriting after nearly two decades. Time entered the UK Albums Chart at No. 1, setting a new British record for the longest gap between chart-topping albums by an artist – and in the United States, it marked Stewart’s highest-charting album of original material since 1979.