We have a certain affinity for Steve Winwood. He’s written some great songs. And we heard his shows with Clapton a few weeks ago were pretty great. But why is he making videos? We don’t mean, like, he’s not allowed. Just that … where are people going to watch this? Well, Stereogum we guess. Anyhow, “Dirty City,” from the forthcoming Nine Lives, his first album since ’03, finds Steve playing pensive bard in the dirty city, watching some dude who can’t get his shit together lose his girl in two seconds flat. WTF, Steve, whatever happened to higher love?
You want us to believe the M-Train came on time? Winwood kinda resembles Robert Pollard these days. Or vice versa. Also, that’s not Steve doing the blues licks. Look at the headline — Clapton guests on this one.
Nine Lives is out 4/29 on Sony.