After years of covering other people’s music, it seems like the songwriting bug has bitten Rod Stewart. His last album, 2013’s Time, saw him return to songwriter mode for the first time since 1995, and his streak of inspiration continues into his next album, Another Country, due out Oct. 23.
This album also sees him returning to the Celtic influence of his early solo career, as well as experimenting with reggae and ska music.
The first single, “Love Is,” is out now, its video shot on the roof of the iconic Capitol Records building.
The deluxe edition of the album has an interesting bonus track: “In a Broken Dream,” a 1968 song by Australian rock band Python Lee Jackson, featuring a then-unknown Stewart on vocals. Those vocals were recently sampled on A$AP Rocky‘s “Everyday.”