J.D. Souther returns after a 24-year absence with a new album titled If the World Was You, released today.
Souther and Jackson Browne lived in the same apartment building and collaborated several times (along with Souther’s roommate Glenn Frey, which led to Souther writing and performing with the Eagles). J.D.’s unique harmony vocals can be heard on Jackson’s Late for the Sky and The Pretender. Jackson provided vocals on John’s best-selling release You’re Only Lonely from 1979. Souther and James Taylor co-wrote and sang together on the 1981 hit “Her Town Too” from James’ album Dad Loves His Work.
AllMusic.com gives the album 4 1/2 stars, calling it “a distinct, captivating fusion of country-rock and jazz”.
J.D. Souther is currently touring in support of the album in select North American cities. He’ll be playing at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica on December 13. See his official site’s tour page for more dates.