Ray Davies will release his first new album in over nine years on April 21 as Americana will find the Kinks legend teaming with The Jayhawks as his backing band on the record, which yields fifteen new original songs.

The album, which serves as a companion to Davies’ memoir of the same name released in 2013, also features a few spoken word passages from the memoir. A second volume to Americana will also be released later in 2017.

Listen to the first tune on the record, “Poetry,” now via NPR.