Now Streaming: Gordon Lightfoot, “Why Not Give It a Try”
You know him for such iconic tunes as “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown,” and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” but it’s been 14 years since famed Canadian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot last released a studio album’s worth of new music.
That situation is about to change: on March 20, Lightfoot will be releasing SOLO, his first new studio LP since 2004’s HARMONY.
The origins of HARMONY are pretty fascinating in their own right: Lightfoot stumbled upon two CDs worth of songs that he’d recorded the better of two decades earlier, having written them just prior to suffering an almost-fatal abdominal aortic aneurysm in 2002. Refamiliarizing himself with the material, he took nothing more than himself, his guitar, and the songs into Grant Avenue Studio in Hamilton, Ontario and laid down an album’s worth of tunes.
A few weeks ago, we teased the new album by offering up a stream of the first single, “Oh So Sweet,” and as of today, you can check out the second single, and we’ll tell you the title by using it as a question: “Why Not Give It A Try?”
No, seriously. Just hit “play.” What’s it gonna cost ya? Nothing!
1. “Oh So Sweet”
3. “Better Off”
4. “Return Into Dust”
5. “Do You Walk, Do You Talk”
6. “Just a Little Bit”
7. “Easy Flo”
9. “The Laughter We Seek”
10. “Why Not Give It a Try”