Jimmy Barnes Announces New Album ‘Flesh And Blood’, Shares Title Track

Last night at the state memorial for late Australian music legend Michael Gudinski, longtime friend Jimmy Barnes debuted a new song titled ‘Flesh and Blood’ at the request of Gudinski’s son Matt.

Now, the Cold Chisel frontman has officially released the song as the first single from his forthcoming album of the same name. The rollicking, emotive track was co-written with guitarist Diesel and is buoyed by Barnesy’s huge vocals, particularly in the song’s anthemic chorus.

“It’s about the unbreakable bonds that bind us to our families through all of life’s ups and the downs. Without Jane, my kids and grandkids I wouldn’t be here today,” Barnes explains.

“The song has taken on an extra meaning for our family since Michael’s passing. When I say he was a brother to me, I mean that in every sense. We could drive each other nuts sometimes but there was always a deep and loving connection there,” the singer added.

“I was so excited when I played the single to Michael. He was really pumped about it and we were both really looking forward to sharing this new record together.”

Barnes’ new album Flesh and Blood will arrive in July of this year, with pre-orders available here. The singer’s last solo record was 2019’s My Criminal Record, the same year Cold Chisel released their latest album Blood Moon.

Listen to ‘Flesh and Blood’ below.

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