DAVID CROSBY COLLABORATES WITH SARAH JAROSZ AND DONALD FAGEN ON TWO NEW SONGS – NEW ALBUM FOR FREE OUT JULY 23RD VIA BMG

DAVID CROSBY COLLABORATES WITH SARAH JAROSZ AND DONALD FAGEN ON TWO NEW SONGS – NEW ALBUM FOR FREE OUT JULY 23RD VIA BMG

 

Listen to Crosby and Jarosz’s take on Joni Mitchell’s “For Free” HERE

 

Listen to “Rodriguez For A Night” – co-written by Crosby, Fagen and James Raymond – HERE

 

 

On his upcoming album For Free, out July 23rd via BMG, David Crosby decided to collaborate with some of his talented friends. Today, he releases a pair of songs from the album featuring the work of Crosby and some of those friends. ‘For Free’ is Crosby’s cover of the Joni Mitchell classic alongside multiple GRAMMY-winner Sarah Jarosz, and ’Rodriguez For A Night’ is a co-write between Crosby, Donald Fagen and For Free producer (and Crosby’s son) James Raymond.

“Joni’s the greatest living singer/songwriter, and ‘For Free’ is one of her simplest,” notes Crosby. “It’s one of my favorite songs because I love what it says about the spirit of music and what compels you to play.” True to the original version, For Free unfolds in a delicate piano-based arrangement, with Jarosz and Crosby’s voices channeling awe and sorrow to spellbinding effect.

“Steely Dan’s my favorite band and I’ve admired Donald a long time, so that was a thrill for us,” Crosby says of his collaboration with Fagen. A sharply detailed portrait of outlaws, angels, and drugstore cowboys, “Rodriguez For A Night” merges Fagen’s sophisticated storytelling with Crosby’s warmly commanding vocal presence, ultimately making for a glorious collision of worlds.

As the most recent achievement in an unparalleled career—one that’s included co-founding such culture-defining bands as The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash (both of whom have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame); collaborating with the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Elton John, and Carole King and gaining entrée into the illustrious Songwriters Hall of Fame —For Free draws much of its power from the rarefied chemistry between Crosby and Raymond. “Can you imagine what it’s like to connect with your son and find out that he’s incredibly talented—a great composer, a great poet, and a really fine songwriter and musician all around?” Crosby asks. “We’re such good friends and we work so well together, and we’ll each go to any length to create the highest-quality songs we can.”

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