New John Mellencamp: Stream “Chasing Rainbows”; ‘Strictly a One-Eyed Jack’ LP Out 1/21

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On Jan. 21, John Mellencamp will add to his rich catalog with a new studio album titled Strictly a One-Eyed Jack, his 25th studio album to date and the first since 2017’s Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.

The record was officially detailed on Friday and came with the premiere of “Chasing Rainbows,” an acoustic tune with some strong vocal harmonies:

The track joins a pair of previously debuted songs from the album, including “Wasted Days,” Mellencamp’s first-ever collaboration with Bruce Springsteen:

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More on the upcoming album, per Mellencamp’s recently revamped website:

Rumors of Mellencamp and Springsteen working together have been running rampant for months. In April, Twitter was abuzz after the two men were spotted having lunch together in Bloomington, Ind. (where Mellencamp lives). A month later, Mellencamp officially confirmed the collaboration. “Bruce is singing on the new record and is playing guitar,” he told Billboard during Clive Davis’ virtual 2021 Grammy gala.

Mellencamp’s as-yet-untitled 2022 album will be the the 25th studio LP of his career, following 2018’s covers album Other’s People’s Stuff. Earlier this year, the rocker released a teaser for the release, featuring a new song titled “I Always Lie to Strangers.” At that time, Mellencamp also indicated that he was eyeing a return to touring in 2022.

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