Exclusive listen: Joe Jackson's new album "Fast Forward"

The album is out on Friday, but you can listen here today

By Erin Keane

Editor in Chief

Published September 29, 2015 3:07PM (EDT)

  (Jacob Blickenstaff)
(Jacob Blickenstaff)

Grammy-award winning Joe Jackson returns to form on "Fast Forward," revisiting the sophisticated pop songwriting of his early breakout records.

The album was recorded in Joe's four favorite cities — New York, Berlin, Amsterdam and New Orleans — with first-call support musicians in each including Bill Frisell in New York and Galactic in New Orleans. On the title track, Joe envisions a time machine that would allow one to fast forward far enough in the future to make some sense of the present.

"Fast Forward" goes on sale Friday, October 2. In the meantime, listen here:

By Erin Keane

Erin Keane is Salon's Chief Content Officer. She is also on faculty at the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University and her memoir in essays, "Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me," was named one of NPR's Books We Loved In 2022.

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