AceShowbiz - Jackson Browne is releasing an uplifting new coronavirus anthem after revealing he has tested positive for COVID-19.
"A Little Soon to Say" will drop digitally on Friday, March 27.
The singer/songwriter, who confirmed he's in quarantine after contracting the killer virus on Tuesday, admits he wrote the song prior to the ongoing pandemic, but realises the lyrics ring true to the crisis and the U.S. government's handling of it.
"I thought, 'Just do that now,' " he tells Rolling Stone. "Just put it out now while these things are so uncertain."
Browne says the students who challenged gun laws after the Parkland high school shooting in Florida and teen eco-warrior Greta Thunberg inspired the new track. "(I was) thinking about the generation - the Parkland students, and Greta Thunberg, and the young people who have been very vocal, saying, 'You're not making any real attempt to change things in a way for us to have the planet you had'. How do you pass this mess on to the next generation, the future generations?" he explains.
"A Little Soon to Say" will be the B-side to Browne's upcoming single "Downhill From Everywhere", which will be released on 29 May.
Browne is still scheduled to hit the road with James Taylor this summer.