Patti Smith Releases First Album in Eight YearsPosted by Parker St. Mozée-Baum
The legendary, “Godmother of Punk,” Patti Smith is releasing her eleventh studio album, first in eight years, on June 5th.
The album, called Banga features Tom Verlaine, Jack Petruzzelli, and even her own kids – Jackson and Jesse Paris. Smith stated that the inspiration for the album stemmed from her dreams, as well as her “observations of an increasingly complex and chaotic world.”
When asked about the album, Smith said, “There is an exploratory spirit in the songs that make up Banga, including a melodic overture imagining the voyage of Amerigo Vespucci to the New World in 1497 (‘Amerigo’), a rock song for the people of Japan in the wake of last years earthquake (‘Fuji-san’), a classic ballad in memory of Amy Winehouse (‘This Is the Girl’), an improvised meditation on art and nature (‘Constantine’s Dream’) as well as a birthday song written for her friend Johnny Depp (‘Nine’).”
Check out the crazy long interview with CBS correspondent Anthony Mason below: