Jackson Browne Returns to an Old Favorite Hear "The Birds of St. Marks"

Jackson Browne

Six years after Time the Conqueror, a Bush-era LP that found him addressing subjects like Hurricane Katrina and the Iraq War,  Jackson Browne is preparing to release Standing in the Breach, a new studio album due October 7th. For the lead single, the singer-songwriter returned to "The Birds of St. Marks," a tune he wrote when he was playing guitar with Nico in the late Sixties, and recruited his new ensemble of musicians to give the track a fuller arrangement.

"This is my ideal band, with some of my favorite players," the singer-songwriter said in a statement. "The interplay between [guitarists] Val McCallum and Greg Leisz

on this album – the effortlessness of their chemistry is a gift really, that just dropped into my lap. I feel fortunate to have them out on the road for this tour."

Listen to "The Birds of St. Marks" and hear Browne play his new material live as he tours venues like New York's Beacon Theatre, Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and London's Royal Albert Hall.