Bob Seger fans waiting patiently for the ailing rocker to re-schedule dates for his Runaway Train Tour can whet their appetite with a newly unveiled lyric video for “I Knew You When.” The song is the title track from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's latest studio album, which dropped Nov. 17, 2017 via Columbia.
MusicVaultz reports on Feb. 12 the legendary Motown rocker quietly debuted the lyric video over the weekend via Twitter and other social media. “I Knew You When” is only the second official video to be released from the album asides from the lead single “Busload of Faith,” which was released last fall.
“I Knew You When” was written as a tribute to the legendary Motown rocker's friend, the late great Glenn Frey of The Eagles. Seger previously released another tribute track to Frey titled "Glenn Song" last January, which is only available on the album's expanded deluxe edition.
The 3:54 minute clip is shot in black & white with lyrics displayed in handwritten font in journal form. Sketches of the “Old Time Rock and Roll” hitmaker both young and old pass in succession, climaxing with a shot of Seger and Frey in happier times as the multi-platinum seller sings, “In the ancient middle fifties/The closin' sixties roar/I was caught up in your passion/I could only beg for more.”
A follow up to 2014's Ride Out, I Knew You When is Seger's 18th studio album and features 10 tracks in the standard edition and 13 tracks in the deluxe edition. It is available here in CD, digital and vinyl format.
The Grammy winner continues to recovery from a pinched vertebrae in his neck, which forced him to postpone his highly successful Runaway Train tour shortly after its launch last fall. He recently told Billboard in an interview that he hoped to re-schedule the dates in mid-March. Fingers crossed!