Van Morrison has previewed another taste of his upcoming ‘Roll With The Punches’ album with ‘Transformation’.
The track features regular Van collaborator Chris Farlowe on additional vocals alongside UK jazz great Jason Rebello on piano and legendary guitarist/former Yardbird Jeff Beck. The video for Transformation was filmed at Van’s recent gig at London’s Porchester Hall.
“From a very early age, I connected with the blues. The thing about the blues is you don’t dissect it – you just do it. I’ve never over-analysed what I do; I just do it. Music has to be about just doing it and that’s the way the blues works – it’s an attitude. I was lucky to have met people who were the real thing – people like John Lee Hooker, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bo Diddley, Little Walter & Mose Allison. I got to hang out with them and absorb what they did. They were people with no ego whatsoever and they helped me learn a lot.”
‘Roll With The Punches’ is the 37th Van Morrison album, out 22 September 2017.