Pearl Jam, Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron shares first song from debut solo album, "Time Can't Wait"

Paul R. Giunta/Getty ImagesPearl Jam and Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron has shared the first preview of his forthcoming debut solo album with a new track called "Time Can't Wait." The song is streaming now via

"It's a hard rock stomper, but got a little psychedelic tinge at the end," Cameron tells Rolling Stone of "Time Can't Wait." "One of my main influences has always been [Pink Floyd's] Syd Barrett and this song has a weird sort of psychedelia in there like his music."

Cameron himself provides the lead vocals for the album, which is titled Cavedweller. Given that he's drummed for bands fronted by Eddie Vedder and the late Chris Cornell, the prospect of vocally striking out on his own was a little intimidating for Cameron.

"The vocal aspect was the toughest part for me," he says. "I'm pretty limited in terms of what I can do, but it's better for me to do it all as opposed to bringing in a real singer and doing it that way even though my vocal prowess is very limited in comparison to Chris and Eddie."

Before Cornell passed in May, Cameron had a chance to play some of Cavedweller for him.

"He really liked it," Cameron says of Cornell. "He was always very supportive of me writing music for the band and kind of going for it. That was great. And I played some of it for Eddie and he really liked it, too. That felt great."

Cavedweller will be released September 22. As for Pearl Jam, who hasn't released an album since 2013's Lightning Bolt, Cameron says that the band is "still just kind of writing stuff right now."

"We're still in the beginning stages of everything," he says, adding that Pearl Jam currently has no touring plans for next year.

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A more confident Dustin Lynch supplies music to get your groove on, with "Current Mood"

BBR Music Group It’s safe to say Dustin Lynch’s Current Mood is a pretty darn good one. As his third album comes out Friday, its second single, “Small Town Boy,” is #1 on the Billboard country chart.

If you notice Dustin seeming a little cockier on Current Mood, he says his buddies on the road are to thank.

“I've become a whole lot more confident in who I am as an artist over the past few years,” he tells ABC Radio, “being on the road with Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line and now Brad Paisley -- more confident as a performer, but also more confident in what I want to say and who I want to be onstage.”

“With that confidence, I think comes the songwriting you're seeing and the songs we recorded,” he explains. “It's all geared toward the live show and wanting to have that connection with the crowd and wanting to get [them] up and dancing and moving and feeling each other.”

Dustin even says Current Mood is sexier and bolder, because his outlook has expanded since his second record.

“I guess that's been the last three years of my life,” he reflects. “It's been a little bit edgy, and I've traveled so much. I've met so many people, been on so many adventures and that all kind of comes out, not only lyrically, but sonically on this album.”

Current Mood already boasts two number ones:  the lead single “Seein’ Red” and his latest chart-topper. So which song will he release next?  

“It's not decided. 'Small Town Boy,' it actually moved so quick on us, it kinda caught us off guard… I know this,” he adds proudly, “there's not a wrong answer, so it's just kinda pulling the trigger on which one now.” 

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"Blood" Brother: Allman Brothers frontman Gregg Allman's final solo album, "Southern Blood," arrives today

Rounder RecordsThe late Gregg Allman's final studio album, Southern Blood, gets its release today, September 8. The founding Allman Brothers Band frontman, who died from liver cancer in May at age 69, recorded the project with his solo backing band at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

The Southern Blood track list includes songs by some of Allman's musical friends, past collaborators and heroes, including Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Little Feat's Lowell George, Willie Dixon and Jackson Browne, the latter of whom contributes to a version of one of his own tunes, "Song for Adam." Allman co-wrote the album's opening track, "My Only True Friend," with Scott Sharrard, lead guitarist of Gregg's solo backing band.

Southern Blood will be available in various configurations, including a standard CD, a deluxe CD with two extra tracks and a DVD and a limited-edition colored-vinyl LP. You can watch an exclusive scene from at the making-of documentary featured on the DVD at Allman's official YouTube channel. The clip includes an interview with producer Don Was and footage of Gregg working on the record in the studio.

As previously reported, in celebration of Southern Blood's release, a series of events called "The Midnight Rider's Rally" will be held at select Harley-Davidson franchises around North America today. The rallies will feature playbacks of the album, local musicians performing Allman's songs, and CD, LP and DVD giveaways.

Then, on Saturday, an album-release celebration will take place at The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House in Gregg's hometown of Macon, Georgia. During the sold-out bash, Allman will be presented posthumously with the key to the city, and Macon's mayor will issue a proclamation declaring that December 8, Gregg's birthday, will be celebrated annually as "Gregg Allman Day."

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Nashville notes 

Burke/Triolo Productions/Thinkstock ASCAP will honor Rodney Crowell with its Founders Award on Monday, November 6 at the 55th annual ASCAP Country Music Awards at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

Garth Brooks will play Lincoln, Nebraska for the first time in more than two decades on Saturday, October 21. Tickets for his World Tour stop at Pinnacle Bank Arena go on sale on Friday, September 15.

Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris will introduce Hunter Hayes Friday night as he performs on the education-themed special EIF Presents:  XQ Super School Live. The hour-long program stars at 8 p.m. ET and will be simulcast on the four major networks. Kelly Clarkson will sing on the show as well.

A new song from Jennifer Nettles is headed your way on Friday. The female half of Sugarland shared a short clip of “King of the City” on social media Thursday.

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Kelly Clarkson jokes that anyone who doesn't like her new album "obviously" has "no good taste at all" 

Vincent PetersKelly Clarkson is thrilled about her new album, The Meaning of Life, which is due in October.  In fact, she thinks she did such a good job that if you're not into it, you must have horrible taste.

In a video interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kelly says of the album, "It's so good that like even if someone doesn't like it, I'm like, 'Well, obviously, you suck, and have no good taste at all.'"

She laughs, "Usually I'm like, 'Oh, OK, cool, it's not your thing,' but this is really good. Like, I'm really excited. I've never been more proud."

Kelly's so proud because she says this album is "a record I've been dying to make since I was a kid," describing it as "a modern take on '90s urban R&B/pop."

"In the last 10 years, I feel like we've lost a bit of that in music," she explains. "And it's what I fell in love with with music and it's why I'm a singer."  She also says the record is a mixture of "all the people that really inspired me vocally."

The Grammy-winning American Idol champ is also happy about her first project for Atlantic Records because much to her surprise, it came out exactly how she wanted it to.  With some of her previous records, she butted heads with producers over artistic control.

"You know, there's always a lot of cooks in the kitchen and everybody wants to be successful, and so a lot of gets sacrificed or feelings get sacrificed or desires get sacrificed," she tells Entertainment Weekly.  

Kelly can't believe that this time, she says, "Everything is exactly what I envisioned, and have been envisioning since I was, like, in the sixth grade!"

The Meaning of Life is due October 27.

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Is there an Oscar in Taylor Swift's future? 

Mert & MarcusTaylor Swift seems to have won every award imaginable, but she hasn't won an Oscar...yet.  "Yet" is the operative word, since it appears that her name is going to be put forward for consideration for the 2018 Academy Awards.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures, which released the movie Fifty Shades Darker, plans to launch a campaign to nab a Best Original Song nomination for "I Don't Wanna Live Forever," the hit duet from the movie that Taylor recorded with Zayn Malik.

The song was written by Taylor, Zayn, Taylor's pal Jack Antonoff and Sam Dew, and if the campaign is successful, all four would receive nominations for the song, which came out in December 2016, ahead of the film's release in February 2017.

While the movie itself didn't do that well, the song was a smash, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. It just won an MTV VMA for Best Collaboration, in fact.

The Fifty Shades franchise has a good history when it comes to award shows: The Weeknd's song from the original film, "Earned It," received an Oscar nod, and another song from the soundtrack, Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do," was up for a Golden Globe.

Taylor herself has been nominated for two Best Original Song Golden Globes: one for "Safe and Sound," a song she wrote for The Hunger Games, and one for "Sweeter Than Fiction," a song she wrote for the little-seen movie One Chance.

The Oscars air on ABC March 4, 2018.  The nominations will be announced January 23.

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Big Freedia discussed her upcoming project with Mannie Fresh and hints at a possible collaboration with Beyoncé 

Mike Ruiz/Fuse © 2017 Fuse, LLC. All Rights ReservedBig Freedia is getting ready to "bounce back" next week on her hit Fuse TV series, Big Freedia Bounces Back.  

Ahead of her show's return, the Queen of the Bounce is sharing some new details on her upcoming project with Cash Money super producer Mannie Fresh, and opening up about her close relationship with another queen -- Beyoncé.

Last month Freedia released the single "Dive" featuring Mannie Fresh, which is a preview to their joint album, due out in 2018.  

Freedia says working with the hip hop legend, who's previously been featured on her reality series, was an "amazing" experience.

"I'm just super excited to work with Mannie Fresh," Freedia tells ABC Radio.  

"He's an awesome individual, he's an amazing producer, he's a good friend of mine -- and the energy and the vibes that we get when we're in the studio -- is just unbelievable."

While Freedia is excited about her upcoming project with Mannie, which she explains was a way to "represent" their hometown and "to put New Orleans on the map," the reality star is also beaming about her relationship with Beyoncé.

"We actually just talked last week," Freedia says explaining that the two are still very close after she was featured in Bey's "Formation." "That's my baby."

Although Freedia did not disclose what they actually spoke about, she did say that the Queen Bey was "ready to come back and come back hard."

As far as a possible collaboration with the pop superstar, Freedia says fans just need to stay tuned.

"You got to wait to see. You got to wait to see baby," she says. "We're working though. It's always some works in the works."

Big Freedia Bounces Back returns September 12 at 10 p.m. ET. on Fuse TV. 

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Jack Antonoff promises a "whole different energy" for Bleachers' fall tour

ABC/Randy HolmesBleachers will kick off a fall tour in support of the band's sophomore album Gone Now tonight, September 8 in Buffalo, New York. While the group's summer has been filled with intimate performances and festival shows, frontman Jack Antonoff promises that the fall outing will be a "big proper tour."

"It's a whole different energy," Antonoff tells ABC Radio. "Every time we go out, it's something brand new."

On Bleachers' summer tour, Antonoff brought along his actual bedroom from the house he grew up in as a traveling art installation.

"The experience meant a lot to me," he says. "When I was doing it, the whole point was for people to hear the music in the place it was written -- the most charged environment, the most real place you could hear it. And I was a little worried that people would think, 'Oh, that's a cute idea,' it wasn't meant to be that way, it was very serious."

Instead, the experience was a very "powerful" one for Antonoff -- "It was what I hoped it would be," he says -- but he doesn't expect to bring the room back for each date on the fall tour.

"It's something that has to go away, it can't live forever," he says. "The absurdity of trying to take your bedroom with you is very much that, it's absurd."

Bleachers' second stop will be Antonoff's own Shadow of the City festival, Sunday, September 10 in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

"The whole point of the festival is for it to be small and local and feel like a great block party," says Antonoff. "Our goal is not to become the next massive festival in the world, we wanted to do something special for people in the place where I grew up."

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Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow & U2 to appear on all-network education-themed TV special Friday night 

XQ Institute and the Entertainment Industry FoundationSchool's back in session, so dozens of big stars are taking over your TV on Friday night to encourage you to think about the future of education in America.

The star-studded special, called EIF Presents: XQ Super Schools Live, will air live from L.A. Friday night at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC.  Justin Timberlake, U2 and Sheryl Crow are among the participants, and Kelly Clarkson will perform a song from her upcoming album.

The telecast is designed to "invite the public to help rethink the future of American high schools." It's being presented by the Entertainment Industry Foundation and XQ Institute, which in 2015 launched the "Super School Project" to collect ideas on how to redesign American high schools for 21st century learning.

Since then, more than 10,000 students, teachers, parents and community leaders around the country have proposed ideas, and the special is going to show the progress that this project has made in the last two years.

Other stars participating include Cate Blanchett, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks, Bill Hader, Rami Malek, Christian Slater, James Corden, Allison Janney, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Marshawn Lynch, Jesse Williams, J.J. Abrams and many, many more.  Visit for more information.

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From "Losing Sleep" to "Blacked Out," Chris Young takes conscious control of new album

RCA For the first time in his career, Chris Young co-wrote every song on his upcoming album, which takes its name from his latest top-25 hit, “Losing Sleep.”

“Every album you make as an artist, you want to continue to grow,” the Murfreesboro, Tennessee native reflects. “And you also want people to be in love with it. That’s such a difficult thing to balance, but I think there’s a little bit of something for everybody on this record.”

The “I’m Comin’ Over” hitmaker also co-produced the project, which, ironically, opens with “Losing Sleep” and closes with a tune called “Blacked Out.”

Here’s the complete track listing for Chris Young’s Losing Sleep, which comes out October 20:

“Losing Sleep”
“Hangin’ On”
“Radio and the Rain”
“Where I Go When I Drink”
“She’s Got a Way”
“Leave Me Wanting More”
“Trouble Looking”
“Woke Up Like This”
“Blacked Out”

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Is Keke Wyatt moving on from husband after news of divorce?

Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence FestivalKeke Wyatt's husband Michael Jamar confirmed on Wednesday that he wanted to divorce the R&B singer after seven years of marriage.  

He made the announcement via entertainment and pop culture blog, The Jasmine Brand, stating that he "can no longer allow our children to live in a toxic environment" and "no longer accept toxic behavior" from Keke herself. 

Now it looks like Keke is moving on from her failed relationship with Jamar, after posting a video on Instagram of her singing in front of an audience, with the caption, "#tbt Let Go & Let God."  

Earlier this week, before Michael's confession to The Jasmine Brand, Keke posted a tearful video message revealing that her husband was leaving her while eight months pregnant and with another child battling cancer.  

KeKe and Michael are parents to eight children.   

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Selena Gomez covers "Time," named one of the "Women Who Are Changing the World"

Luisa Dörr for TIMESelena Gomez was the first person to reach 100 million followers on Instagram, and that achievement has landed her on the cover of Time magazine.

Actually, Selena graces one of the magazine's 12 different covers, which highlight its FIRSTS project.  The project profiles 46 women who are "changing the world."  Selena is included on the list as "The Tastemaker."

In the accompanying article, Selena says that despite her own success on Instagram, she feels that social media is just making growing up that much more difficult.

"I am glad I grew up in the time that I did. I think it’s really hard to be a kid now, especially with social media. I can’t imagine what it would be like to grow up with that," she explains. "It’s already difficult to get up every day and just feel good about yourself without seeing the highlights of everyone else’s life."

That's why, she explains, she likes to expose her vulnerabilities on social media.

"I like that they’ve seen my mistakes. I try to use that as a way to connect with them," says Selena. "That’s all I can do. I hope that they know that strength doesn’t mean that you have to put on a facade. Strength is being vulnerable."

On her Instagram, Selena writes about the FIRSTS project, "@Time, thank you for highlighting the power of what we can and will always strive to be. I believe in the goodness in the land of the living. I hope this is just the beginning of more change."

Other notable women on the list include Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Issa Rae, Aretha Franklin, Shonda Rhimes, Barbara Walters and Nancy Pelosi.

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Watch trailer for new Eric Clapton documentary, premiering this February on Showtime

Courtesy of ShowtimeThe new documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars gets its world premiere on Friday, September 8, at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, and now comes word that the film's TV debut will take place February 10, 2018, on Showtime.

The cable network has posted a trailer for the movie on its official YouTube channel. The two-minute video features a montage of archival clips and photos of Clapton that appear in the flick along with commentary from Eric and some of his musical associates.

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars was directed by Oscar-winning producer Lili Fini Zanuck, and takes an intimate look at the British guitar legend's life, including his traumatic childhood, his rise to rock stardom, his influence on other musicians, his struggle with drug addiction and the tragic 1991 death of his young son Conor.

The documentary features extensive interviews with Clapton, as well as with family members, friends, musical heroes and collaborators, including comments from late legends B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison.

In addition to the September 8 screening, Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars also will be shown at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 11, 13 and 16. Visit for full details.

In other news, Clapton plays the first of six scheduled U.S. concerts tonight, September 7, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Here is the full list of U.S. dates:

9/7 -- New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
9/8 -- New York City, NY, Madison Square Garden
9/13 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
9/15 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
9/16 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum
9/18 -- Inglewood, CA, The Forum

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Listen to Stone Temple Pilots' "MTV Unplugged" performance of "Wicked Garden" from "Core" reissue 

RhinoStone Temple Pilots' deluxe 25th anniversary reissue of their 1992 debut album Core features recordings from the band's 1993 performance on MTV Unplugged. Ahead of the reissue's release later this month, STP has shared the Unplugged rendition of their song "Wicked Garden" via Soundcloud.

"That was nerve-wracking. I was so nervous," bassist Robert DeLeo tells Billboard of the Unplugged performance. "There's something about volume and turning things up so loud that allows you to hide behind the wall of sound, and there we were doing something we'd only done together when we were alone in a room, just us."

The Core reissue will arrive on September 29 -- 25 years to the day after the album was originally released.

DeLeo also spoke about the future of Stone Temple Pilots, who announced last year they were holding auditions for a new lead singer. Original frontman Scott Weiland parted ways with STP in 2013, after which Chester Bennington joined the band and handled lead vocals until November 2015. Weiland died in December 2015, and Bennington died last July.

"[Guitarist] Dean [DeLeo] and I are always writing music, whether it's for STP or not," says Robert. "Hopefully we will find a singer who will be that guy, and represent what we want to do moving forward.

"I think there's a lot of music to be made, still, and I think we all feel we want to continue," he continues. "Not only that, but also playing songs that we wrote 25, 30 years ago that mean a lot to me, and I think there's people out there who want to hear those songs, too."

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Tina Campbell announces 20-city tour in support of upcoming "It's Still Personal" album

Derek Blanks/DB PhotographyMulti-Grammy winner and TV personality Tina Campbell is headed out on the road for a 20-city tour this fall in support of her forthcoming disc, It's Still Personal.  

Dates and cities will be announced next week.  

A handful of top gospel artists are confirmed to join Tina on her tour, including sister and fellow Mary Mary member Erica Campbell, Grammy nominated artist Jekalyn Carr and a cappella group Resound.  

The live event will also be hosted by celebrity stylist Thomasina "Goo Goo" Atkins, who also stars on Mary Mary's hit reality show, Mary Mary.   

In addition, fans will be treated to a free viewing of Tina and husband Teddy Campbell's hit web series10 Minutes with Tina and Teddy, along with an audience Q&A session on Saturdays in each tour market.

The music video to Tina's latest single, "Too Hard Not To" is out now and the song is currently available to purchase via the usual digital outlets. 

It's Still Personal arrives everywhere on Friday, September 29. 

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Lorde shares her love for Phil Collins, Paul Simon & Fleetwood Mac on "WTF" podcast

Credit: Brendan WalterWhile guesting on the new episode of the WTF podcast, Lorde revealed her love for an unlikely musician: Phil Collins.

"My favorite pop males are the guys that sound like a combination of your boyfriend and your dad," she told host Marc Maron. "And that's Phil." When Maron wasn't convinced, Lorde sang part of Collins' song "Take Me Home."

Along with Collins, Lorde named Paul Simon -- whose song she recently covered in concert -- and Fleetwood Mac as some of her favorite artists. Also during the episode, she talked about synesthesia -- the condition she has that causes her to "see" sounds as colors -- and how that impacted the making of her new album, Melodrama.

Lorde will play the Life Is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas later this month, and she'll kick off a headlining North American tour next March.

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Kip Moore and Tony Hawk's "Music City Skate Jam" will raise money for hurricane relief

The GreenRoomKip Moore is not one to shy away from helping others.

Following the devastation in Texas after Hurricane Harvey, the "More Girls Like You" singer will be donating proceeds from Sunday's Music City Skate Jam to those impacted by the hurricane. Entry is now free and open to the public with the hope to encourage those in attendance to donate.

The singer will host the event with international skateboarding champion Tony Hawk in Walk of Fame Park in Nashville. Doors open at 3 p.m. CT with music from Dee Jay Silver. Newcomer Jordan Davis will perform at 5:25 p.m. before Tony and fellow skateboarders offer a skate demo. Kip will close out the evening with his headlining set at 7 p.m.

In addition to raising money for hurricane relief, the day will bring awareness to Moore's Kip's Kids Fund and Hawk's Tony Hawk Foundation, which both help provide inner city kids a safe outlet after school to skateboard with the creation of skate parks.

For more information on Music City Skate Jam and to donate, visit Kip's website

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Sheryl Crow debuts carefree video for "Roller Skate"

Mark SeligerSheryl Crow has released a carefree video for her new song “Roller Skate.”

The video features the singer donning a pair of -- what else? – roller skates and skating down a sunlit path. The clip also includes scenes from Sheryl’s intimate show at The Troubadour in West Hollywood this past March.

“I don’t want competition/So put your phone away/Let’s roller skate,” she sings on the breezy track.

This month, Sheryl hits the road for some headlining and festival dates, kicking off with Willie Nelson’s Outlaw Festival in New Jersey on September 8. And on October 2, she’ll perform at the eighth annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit.

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Tove Lo releases sexy new song with NSFW title 

Emma HolleyTove Lo has released a new single and it might make you blush.

The sexy song, provocatively-titled “Disco T**s”, is the first track off of Tove’s upcoming album BLUE LIPS [lady wood phase II]. And much like the title, the song's lyrics are also NSFW.

"’Disco T**s’ is about losing yourself with your new found love,” Tove says in a statement. “Naive, excited, no consequences. The happiness in the haze I'm feelin’ right now."

On September 13, Tove will kick off her 2017 North American tour dates in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In between her headlining shows, she’ll also be opening for Coldplay on a string of dates in the U.S. and Canada.  

Her new album will be released sometime this fall.

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Wyclef Jean's new release, "Borrowed Time," is out of this world 

Karl FergusonWyclef Jean's latest track, "Borrowed Time," actually borrows some of its sounds from outer space.

The song, which is a product of NASA's Juno project in collaboration with Apple, was created using a mixture of music and sounds taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft, which is currently orbiting Jupiter. 

In regards to the song, Clef says in a statement, "The craziest part for me was that no human being had heard these particular sounds yet. I freaked out when I heard them. To me, we are all vibrations of light and sound."

"I've done a lot of humbling things in my career, including working closely with Michael Jackson," he adds.

"I wish MJ was here to see us create songs with sonics from the Universe."  

"Borrowed Time" is featured on Wyclef's forthcoming disc, The Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee, arriving September 15 and available to pre-order now via the usual digital platforms.   

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