2017 BET Awards

'Static Prevails'

"Some of the songs on this album are about making babies. Some of the songs are about raising them," Jack Johnson says of "Sleep Through the Static," due this week via Brushfire/Universal.

"Some of the songs on this album are about making babies. Some of the songs are about raising them," Jack Johnson says of "Sleep Through the Static," due this week via Brushfire/Universal. "Some of the songs are about the world that these children will grow up in; a world of war and love, and hate, and time and space. Some of the songs are about saying goodbye to people I love and will miss."

The album was created using 100% solar energy at the Hawaii native's eco-friendly L.A. studios. Johnson will kick off his tour in support of the set on Earth Day (April 22) at Hawaii's Kokua Festival.

"Static" features bassist Merlo Podlewski, drummer Adam Topol, pianist/accordionist Zach Gill and was produced by JP Plunier, who produced Johnson's debut, "Brushfire Fairytales." First single "If I Had" is a lighthearted love song with swirling electric guitar arrangements. Much like prior efforts, Johnson rarely meanders into the minor keys, though songs like "They Do, They Don't" tread into deeper and sometimes darker subject matter.