Rollingstone.com has an exclusive premiere of a new Nick Lowe song “Checkout Time” and is hailing him as “one of the sharpest lyricists in rock.” The song is the first to be revealed from Lowe’s first new album in over four years The Old Magic, set for September 13 release on Yep Roc.
Opening with the line “I’m 61 years old now, Lord I never thought I’d see 30,” the song finds a character who bears a strong resemblance to Lowe contemplating his mortality: “Will I be beloved and celebrated for my masterly climb, or just another bum when it comes to checkout time?”
Click HERE to read the review and get your first listen of “Checkout Time” now.
Nick will join Wilco on the first leg of their 2011 North American this fall. Additional Nick Lowe solo dates will be announced soon.