At 78 years old, Jerry Lee Lewis is still crankin' out the hits. The Killer premiered a brand new song today and announced a new album.
"Rock & Roll Time," the title track from his upcoming studio album, is a bar-closing country tune, with a forlorn melody and a polished Nashville sound. The song, co-written by the legendary Kris Krisofferson in 1974, features an updated production and a stellar cast of players. Doyle Bramhall II, Jon Brion, and Lewis' bandleader, Kenny Lovelace, contributed guitar parts for the song, with vocals bolstered by Vonda Shepard and Rolling Stones backing singer Bernard Fowler.
It may sound like singalong country, but Lewis insists that he's still rocking. Speaking about the album as a whole, he told Rolling Stone, "This is a rock & roll record. That's just the way it came out."
Listen to "Rock & Roll Time" above. The record will be out on October 28th of this year on Vanguard Records.
Source: Vangaurd Records SoundCloud