David Crosby is giving fans a little preview of his upcoming solo album, CROZ, in a new teaser video posted on his official website and YouTube channel. The clip features segments of "What's Broken" and another new song from the collection, as well as footage of the folk-rock legend talking about the record, which is due out on January 28.
"Been wanting to record a new album for a long time," says Crosby, whose last solo studio effort, Thousand Roads, was released in May 1993. He describes the music on CROZ as "a complete departure from anyplace I've been before."
Commenting about his continued drive to create, the 72-year-old singer/songwriter points out, "At my stage of life, most people sort of peter out. They either feel that they've said everything they've got to say or they just get lazy."
Crosby also expresses some anxiety about how the album will be received. "So now I have this record that is not what everybody expects," he notes. "Musically, it's a voyage. I'm sitting here on pins and needles…This is the crucial moment. The record is coming out."
As previously reported, CROZ includes several songs that David co-wrote with his son, Crosby, Stills & Nash keyboardist James Raymond, who also co-produced the collection. In addition, the album features guest appearances by a number of well-known artists, including ex-Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler, acclaimed jazz trumpet player Wynton Marsalis and veteran session bassist Leland Sklar. Knopfler's guitar playing can be heard on "What's Broken."
Crosby kicks off a solo tour in support of CROZ with a warm-up show on January 16 in his hometown of Santa Barbara, California. The trek will officially get under way with a four-night stand at the City Winery in New York City that begins on January 28.
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