Though legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix has been dead for almost 43 years, the rock god is about to release a new album, featuring material he recorded in the months before his death. And you can listen to the newest Hendrix track right here.
“People, Hell and Angels” is comprised of unfinished material that Hendrix had intended to use as a follow-up to his final album, “Electric Ladyland.” The album, recorded largely in New York in 1969, is set to be released on March 5.
“Somewhere,” the first single released for the upcoming album, shows Hendrix at his best, with freewheeling lyrics and intense, memorable guitar solos. On “Somewhere,” Hendrix is backed by Buddy Miles on drums and Crosby, Stills & Nash member Stephen Stills on bass. Courtesy of Rolling Stone, a stream of the new track is available below.
In a somewhat bizarre promotional move for the new Hendrix album, seven tracks from “People, Hell and Angels” will premiere on a Jan. 20 episode of the CBS police drama “Hawaii Five-O.”
While “Somewhere” is already available to stream right now (check out the bottom of this article to listen), six more songs will make their world debuts on “Hawaii Five-O.” New Hendrix songs to be featured on the show include “Bleeding Heart,” "Mojo Man," "Hey Gypsy Boy," "Inside Out," "Crash Landing" and "Hear My Train A Comin'."
To check out the new Hendrix songs before his posthumous album “People, Hell and Angels” drops on March 5, tune in to “Hawaii Five-O” at 10 p.m. on Jan. 20 for a sneak peak of the record.
Though Hendrix was only a major player in the rock scene for a handful of years, he remains one of the most influential guitarists and songwriters in the history of rock. His psychedelic, blues-influenced songwriting inspired countless future musicians, and his heavy, distorted style of playing paved the way for harder rock acts like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.
Stream the newest Jimi Hendrix single, “Somewhere,” below.
Eric Brown is an IBTimes reporter who eats far too much pizza. He is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and currently resides in Brooklyn.