It’s pretty amazing when you’ve been in the industry for decades and you release an album called Introducing Darlene Love.
Have you heard of Darlene Love? You may not know the name but you’d know her voice. Love worked with many legends of rock and roll and soul music during the 1950s & 1960s. She was featured prominently in the documentary 20 Feet From Stardom and gained a whole new legion of fans after it’s success.
Or maybe you remember Darlene Love from playing Trish Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon movies? She was the back up singer for U2’s cover of Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). She sang back up for Cher and dueted with Bette Midler. What an incredibly diverse body of work.
Now, it’s time for her to take the spotlight, at 77 years young. Her new album is coming out on September 18th on Steven Van Zandt’s label, Wicked Cool Records. There are songs penned by Van Zandt, two new songs by Bruce Springsteen and covers of Joan Jett and Elvis Costello songs.
Speaking of all of these rockers, check them out (along with Bill Murray and Patti Scialfa) in the video for the first single. It’s a 60’s style summer song – have a listen and prolong the summer as long as you can! Enjoy Forbidden Nights!