Published Sep 12, 2019Robbie Robertson is about to release his new album Sinematic, but before it arrives, the Canadian Band hero has unloaded the new track "Dead End Kid," which features Glen Hansard.
Robertson wrote the song while working on the second volume of autobiography. In a statement, he explained the following of the song:
When I was growing up in Toronto, I was telling people, "One of these days I'm going to make some music and go all over the world." Everyone was like, that's never going to happen. You're a dead end kid. Because my relatives were First Nation people and Jewish gangsters, it was assumed my dreams were going to explode. I found strength in overcoming that disbelief.
Hear the resulting "Dead End Kid" below.
Sinematic arrives on September 20 via UMe/Universal Music Canada. The album marks the first full-length album from Robertson since 2011's How to Become Clairvoyant.
The film Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band also just premiered at TIFF. You can learn more much about the story behind the film in Exclaim!'s newly published Timeline.