Willie Nelson Launches New Track From ‘Last Man Standing’ Album

Willie Nelson has launched a new track ‘Something You Get Through’ from forthcoming album ‘Last Man Standing’, out on April 27 via Sony Legacy (see video below).

Information on the track:

“’Something To Get Through’ is “at the heart of Last Man Standing -for that matter, at the heart of Nelson’s years of music and meaning. It’s a song about the devastation we feel at the loss of another and are told we’ll get over it-but we know better….Nelson isn’t singing simply about the loss of a romance, or even a single death. In fact, it’s almost as if he isn’t singing at all, but rather sitting across from you, talking straight, telling you what he’s learned about life over the years.”

Award-winning producer and songwriter Buddy Cannon remembers overhearing Willie consoling a friend, “She had obviously lost someone very recently-her husband, or somebody-and she was talking to Willie about it…I heard the woman say, ‘I don’t think I’ll ever get over this.’ And Willie looked at her and he said: ‘It’s not something you get over, but it’s something you’ll get through.’ That just stuck in my brain. I tried but I couldn’t get that thought out of my head for two or three years. I knew there was a song in there. Finally, one day I texted him about it, and we kicked it around. It ended up being one of my favorite songs.”

Information on new album ‘Last Man Standing’:

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Last Man Standing, Willie Nelson’s new studio album (and 11th for the label), on Friday, April 27. Arriving just in time for Willie’s 85th birthday (April 29), Last Man Standing will be available on CD, 12″ vinyl LP and digital formats.  The first single from the project is the title track.

Pre-order the album and listen to the single now at https://WillieNelson.lnk.to/lmsFA!1

View the video for “Last Man Standing” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk55FA6_xkM

Last Man Standing, comprised entirely of songs newly-penned by Willie Nelson (and longtime collaborator and producer Buddy Cannon), is the worthy successor to Willie’s God’s Problem Child, which showcased seven Nelson-Cannon compositions and debuted at #1 on the US Country charts.

Willie and Buddy have been working together since 2008 with Cannon producing more than a dozen of Willie’s albums.

The songwriting duo deploys a unique strategy of shared composition, beginning with back-and-forth text messaging of lyrics with the melodies. On Last Man Standing, Nelson and Cannon’s unorthodox approach generated eleven original songs, “Willie’s a jazz singer and jazz player. He’s an improvisational musician. It’s different every time. Get a good take and go with it,” says Cannon,

With Last Man Standing, Nelson has added 11 essential new songs to his classic catalogue. One of Willie’s most personal and introspective albums to-date, Last Man Standing reveals the emotional range of Willie’s concerns, from the deeply reflective (“Something You Get Through,”  to the rollicking and playful (“Me and You,” “Ready to Roar”)

An album that acknowledges the transience of time while marveling at the joy, beauty and surprise the world has to offer, Last Man Standing finds Willie Nelson rolling at a creative peak, writing and singing and playing with the seasoned wit and wisdom that comes from the road.

Last Man Standing track listing:

1.     Last Man Standing

2.     Don’t Tell Noah

3.     Bad Breath

4.     Me And You

5.     Something You Get Through

6.     Ready To Roar

7.     Heaven Is Closed

8.     I Ain’t Got Nothin’

9.     She Made My Day

10.    I’ll Try To Do Better Next Time

11.    Very Far To Crawl