New Ben Harper Album Coming Soon; Jackson Browne & Ringo Star guest


On May 17, Virgin Records will release “Give Till It’s Gone”, Ben Harper’s 10th studio album. Harper recorded most of the album, his first solo record since 2006’s Both Sides of the Gun, at the Los Angeles studio of Jackson Browne, who harmonizes with him on the song “Pray That Our Love Sees The Dawn.” The album also features two tracks co-written with Ringo Starr – “Spilling Faith” and “Get There From Here” – on which Starr also plays drums. The first single is “Rock N’ Roll Is Free,” which was inspired by Neil Young, whom Harper opened for in London last summer. “I’ve never made a record that was such a timeline,” says Harper. “It’s a real extension of the last year and half in my life, and all these sounds are inspired by my experiences. It’s as honest a musical statement as I could make.”