It’s so great to hear more new music from Alejandro Escovedo, who, in 2003, became ill after a show in Tempe and was diagnosed with hepatitis C, which caused advanced cirrhosis of his liver.
He’s apparently in recovery mode after releasing 2006’s The Boxing Mirror, which included the song Arizona. On June 10, he’ll release his ninth album, Real Animal on Back Porch Records. Not sure if this new track, Fall Apart, on his MySpace page will be on the album, but a bulletin says it’s a “solo acoustic performance recorded at Alejandro’s home studio on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the Texas Hill Country.”
Not surprisingly, Escovedo reflects on his health and the indiscretions of his younger days (he also references Phoenix in the song):
“Everything’s so strange / my body doesn’t feel the same.” And then: “I had a few, a few hundred drinks too many / I’m at the point of no return.”
STREAM: Alejandro Escovedo | Fall Apart
Here’s a video with Escovedo and producer Tony Visconti in the studio: