The album includes a duet with Norah Jones called "Illusion."
In an interview last month, Keith Richards hinted that he was ready to return to the studio. He meant with the Rolling Stones, though we didn't know he was already in the thick of planning his first solo effort in two decades.
Today (June 9), the Stones guitarist announced Crosseyed Heart, his first solo album since 1992's Main Offender. It's due out Sept. 18 on Republic Records.
Richards provided vocals, guitar (electric and acoustic), piano, and bass for the new record. He co-wrote the majority of Crosseyed Heart's songs with co-producer Steve Jordan. It also includes a duet with Norah Jones called "Illusion," which she co-wrote. Rounding out the collaborators are guitarist Waddy Wachtel, keyboardist-vocalist Ivan Neville, background singer Sarah Dash, keyboardist Spooner Oldham, steel guitarist Larry Campbell, and saxophonist Bobby Keys.