Friday, April 16, 2021

ZZ Top: Billy Gibbons streams new solo single Desert High

ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons is streaming audio of the track “Desert High”, as a preview to the June 4 release of his latest solo album, “Hardware.”

Recorded near Palm Springs in California’s high desert, Gibbons felt inspired by the studio’s surroundings during sessions for the project, and although he calls it a “raging rocker”, “Desert High” injects some slow blues into the proceedings.

“This song is, perhaps, not typical of ‘Hardware' as a totality but it gives indication of the album’s desiccated sonic sensibility,” explains Gibbons. “The desert is a truly mysterious place and we were privileged to have spent all that time there absorbing the heat, the vibe and cranking it out.”

“Desert High” follows “West Coast Junkie” as the second preview of his third solo set, which sees him joined by his live lineup of Matt Sorum and guitarist Austin Hanks.

“Hardware” features 11 new original tunes, a guest appearance by Larkin Poe, and a cover of “Hey Baby, Que Paso”, originally recorded by the Texas Tornados.

UPDATE: Watch the video for "Desert High" here.

Billy Gibbons

Release date: June 4

01 – My Lucky Card
02 – She’s On Fire
03 – More-More-More
04 – Shuffle, Step & Slide
05 – Vagabond Man
06 – Spanish Fly
07 – West Coast Junkie
08 – Stackin’ Bones (featuring Larkin Poe)
09 – I Was A Highway
10 – S-G-L-M-B-B-R
11 – Hey Baby, Que Paso
12 – Desert High

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