JACKSON BROWNE – ” Downhill From Everywhere “

Posted: April 22, 2020 in MUSIC
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In celebration of Earth Day today (April 22nd), Jackson Browne has released a new single entitled, “Downhill From Everywhere”. The rock tune joins the previously-released “A Little Soon To Say” as the second track to appear on Browne’s forthcoming studio album, scheduled to for release on October 9th. Last month, it was reported that Browne had tested positive for COVID-19 following a trip to New York City in mid-March. His symptoms were pretty mild, however, and did not require any special medication or hospitalization.

In addition to the song’s arrival onto major streaming platforms, “Downhill From Everywhere” appears in the trailer for the Discovery Channel‘s new documentary, The Story of Plastic, which premieres tonight.

“People have gotten a glimpse of what it’s like to have no smog,” Browne said of the current state of the environment without the use of cars in people’s daily lives thanks to COVID-19. “Nature has gotten a break, and it’s visible; you can see it. People are suddenly saying, ‘Oh, yeah, this is what it’s like when the skies are clear and birds are singing!’ People in Spain were telling me, ‘We saw dolphins swimming, and we never see that.’ The natural world is sort of coming back. We’ll see how long that lasts.”

This is the 15th studio album from Jackson Browne, “Downhill From Everywhere”, is a delightful easy listen, loaded with that classic contemporary charm Browne has been synonymous with. You know what you’re getting with Browne: no frills, nothing out of left field, and he’s never trying to do too much.

Browne’s single, “My Cleveland Heart,” definitely hits that heartland songwriter-rock sweet spot. And the subsequent music video is worth a watch, too. He is seen looking like Tommy Chong’s younger brother (I say that as a compliment) who receives a mechanical heart transplant among many medical onlookers and surgeons who are simultaneously singing his song, and soon don their respective instruments, hospital garb in tact. There’s even a Phoebe Bridgers sighting (she’s everywhere these days) as a nurse, later seen post-gnaw on Browne’s former heart.

If you’re looking for some experienced and refined blue-collar song writing, you can’t go wrong with Browne and “Downhill From Everywhere”.

Downhill From Everywhere · Jackson Browne, Inside Recordings
written by : Greg Leisz, Jackson Browne, Jeff Young

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