Bonnamassa, who is widely-known for playing with blues giants like B.B. King and Eric Clapton, recently announced his brand-new upcoming album called Redemption, which is slated for a Sept. 21 release, via his own label J & R Adventures. The soulful behind-the-scenes video of the recording of the title track posted yesterday (June 27) on YouTube. (Watch it above).
Bonamassa’s signature, bluesy growl is in full play as he as sings about looking for redemption after a relationship ends. He’s supported by gospel-influenced backup singers as the sweeping chorus declares, “My redemption/How long till I drink from the fountain/My redemption/How high to the top of the mountain?/How long (how long), How long (how long), have I gone/Beyond redemption.”
Bonamassa unleashes his vocal power with raw, unbridled passion on the new single, which is currently available for download. The two-time Grammy-winning artist talks about the resounding theme of redemption and salvation on his impending 13th studio album in a press release saying, “We all need to be redeemed at some point in our lives. It’s this yearning to redeem yourself after just this tremendous loss and this tremendous feeling of pain.”
Redemption follows Bonamassa’s chart-topping 2016 album Blues of Desperation which claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Blues Albums Chart and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart. His live show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre starts at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5. (Click here to purchase tickets from AXS).