Eric Clapton will release his latest studio album, I Still Do, on May 20. In advance of the record’s arrival, an official video for a new Clapton song called “Spiral” will premiere exclusively on MTV Live and VH1 Classic Friday, May 13, at 9 p.m. ET.
The clip also will debut worldwide on YouTube the following day. In addition, “Spiral” is streaming now at The Wall Street Journal‘s official site.
Clapton co-wrote “Spiral” with two of longtime collaborators, Simon Climie and Andy Fairweather Low, who play in his backing band. The bluesy song finds the guitar legend reflecting what playing music means to him.
Meanwhile, a previously reported special focusing on the making of I Still Do is set to premiere on VH1 Classic and MTV Live on the album’s release date, May 20, at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET, respectively. Titled Eric Clapton: I Still Do — An Intimate Discussion About Rock, the Blues and Shepherd’s Pie, the program features Clapton and famed producer Glyn Johns being interviewed by veteran British comic actor Paul Whitehouse in Eric’s kitchen. The show also will includes footage of Clapton performing some songs from I Still Do, as well as behind-the-scenes clips of the recording sessions.
An exclusive clip from the special has been posted on RollingStone.com.
I Still Do marks the first time Clapton has collaborated with Johns since Eric’s classic 1977 album Slowhand.
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