John Prine New Single: “Summer’s End”

John Prine is releasing a new album The Tree of Forgiveness, which features the first single, “Summer’s End.”  Any John Prine album is cause for celebration, but The Tree of Forgiveness is extra special because it will be the singer-songwriter’s first album of new material in thirteen years.

The new album  contains ten songs written or co-written by Prine.  The co-writers include Pat McLaughlin, Roger Cook, Dan Auerbach, Keith Sykes and Phil Spector.   Also, the album features special guests Brandi Carlile (harmony vocals on some songs), Jason Isbell (guitar), and Amanda Shires (fiddle and background vocals).

Prine released the first single, “Summer’s End,” with an accompanying video.  Joshua Britt and Nielson Hubbard edited and directed the video, which highlights the lyrics.

In the song, which may allude to death as much as the ending of summer, Prine beckons the listener to “come on home.” So, check out “Summer’s End,” which was written by Prine and Pat McLaughlin.

Prine, who has survived bouts with cancer, also announced a world tour starting in April 2018.  And Prine’s label Oh Boy Records will release The Tree of Forgiveness, which is one of Rolling Stone’s most anticipated albums of the year, on April 13.

What is your favorite John Prine Song? Leave your two cents in the comments.

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    2 thoughts on “John Prine New Single: “Summer’s End””

    1. Hello In There’s my favorite. John Prine does a fine, fine job of embodying and emsinging and emplaying what loving-kindness is all about.
      Thank you, John, for all you are and all you do for us on the journey to human wholeness.

      1. “Hello in There” is a classic, and I agree about how Prine’s songs do what many great songs do by reminding us about our connections to others. Thanks for the comment!

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