Eric Clapton Covers Unheard J.J. Cale on 'Somebody's Knockin'': Exclusive Premiere

Eric Clapton
Dave Kaplan

Eric Clapton

On Eric Clapton's new album I Still Do, the bluesy track "Somebody's Knockin'" is a cover of an unreleased song by J.J. Cale, Clapton told Billboard. The recording originated when Clapton was working on his last LP, the 2014 Cale-appreciation album The Breeze

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"When I did this J.J. album called The Breeze, which was a tribute to J.J. Cale, when I met up with his wife, Christine, I said, 'Is there anything lying about that I could maybe finish or work with?' She gave me two CDs of unreleased material which is all fantastic. We covered 'Somebody's Knockin','" Clapton said. 

Now Billboard is exclusively premiering the track. Listen to Clapton's "Somebody's Knockin'" here:

As reported previously, Clapton teamed with producer Glyn Johns (Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who) with whom Clapton most collaborated on his 1977 Slowhand album, which is RIAA-certified 3x-platinum. 

I Still Do will be released May 20 on Clapton's Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records.