New Music

The pandemic, a bad economy, police killings and a fight for racial equality: It's a lot of take in. For some, music has been a way to cope and try to make sense of it all and that is the premise behind the Morning Edition Song Project, in which we asked musicians to write and perform an original song about this moment.

Updated at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, July 3.

Sufjan Stevens has announced a new album, The Ascension, out September 25.

This week, Bob Dylan's first album of new music in eight years, Rough and Rowdy Ways, rose to No. 2 on the Billboard albums chart, making him the first ever artist to have a Top 40 album in every decade since the 1960s. But Bob Dylan is not alone in making vital new music well into what some might call his "retirement" years.

The summer heat has arrived at full blast and the world is still in flux, but we got some great new music in June.  Here's some of our favorites.

New from Bobby Whitlock!! With his very talented wife Coco.

Bobby was Co-Founder of Derek and Dominoes with Clapton...writer/singer/organist...he is the 2nd voice on Layla...and sings the beautiful album closer Thorn Tree in the Garden. Recorded just after they all backed Harrison on All Thing LP.

Thanks Bobby!! Give 'em hell!

peace, Java