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Hear Rod Stewart Preview New Album With Stirring ‘Didn’t I’

Rocker plots September release for solo LP, ‘Blood Red Roses’

HUNGARY OUTMandatory Credit: Photo by Balazs Mohai/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9342715g)Rod StewartRod Stewart in concert in Budapest, Hungary - 29 Jan 2018British rock singer Rod Stewart performs during his concert in Papp Laszlo Sports Arena in Budapest, Hungary, 29 January 2018.

Rod Stewart released a stirring new song, "Didn't I," from his next solo album, 'Blood Red Roses,' out this September.

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Rod Stewart unveiled an original song, “Didn’t I,” as the first offering from his new solo album, Blood Red Roses, out September 28th via Republic Records.

“Didn’t I” is a rousing pop-rock tune packed with country flourishes. It finds Stewart singing about the damage drugs can do from a parents’ perspective.

On the track, the rocker gives off a wizened edge as he sings lines like, “Didn’t I try to tell you, that stuffs gonna kill ya?/ Oh didn’t I/ But you thought it was cool, and I was just an old fool/ Oh, look at ya!” Singer Bridget Cady – who’s toured extensively with Stewart – also provides vocals on the song.

Blood Red Roses marks Stewart’s first solo album since 2015’s Another Country. The rocker co-produced the record with his longtime collaborator Kevin Savigar. The album is available to pre-order, and will be released as both a 13-track standard edition and 16-track deluxe digital version.

“I always think I make albums for a few friends and this record has that intimacy,” Stewart said of Blood Red Roses. “Sincerity and honesty go a long way in life and the same is true in song-writing.”

Stewart is set to launch a North American tour July 24th at the Hard Rock Event Center in Hollywood, Florida. Cyndi Lauper will serve as support throughout the trek.

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