Photo Credit: Danny Clinch
Jesse Malin has announced plans to rerelease his third studio album, Glitter in the Gutter, on Sept. 30 via Stevie Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records. The newest rendition of Malin’s beloved 2007 LP has been remastered and expanded. In addition, it is set to include an updated take on the Bruce Springsteen duet, “Broken Radio,” now fittingly dubbed “Broken Radio 22.”
In a press release, Malin dove into the history behind Glitter in the Gutter and how he came to work with Springsteen. He shared, “Springsteen had mentioned that if we needed him, he would like to be part of the record in some way.” At the time, Malin had just written “Broken Radio” as a tribute to his late mother, who passed away when the artist was a teenager. He continues, “I sent the song to Bruce, and he responded pretty quickly with a phone call and said he was in.”
The duo recorded and released “Broken Radio” as a part of the Glitter in the Gutter album. Malin remarks, about the recording process with Springsteen, “He was very humble and giving, and gave a beautiful performance.” As a bonus for fans, the original music video, which Danny Clinch created in 2007, has been re-edited and is available to stream on YouTube, or watch below.
In celebration of the forthcoming release, Malin has also shared his plans to perform Glitter in the Gutter in its entirety alongside his band on Sept. 15 at the Mercury Lounge in New York City. But before the musician takes the stage in the Big Apple, he will support Lucinda Williams for a handful of tour stops beginning on Aug. 21. For additional information, visit jessemalin.com.
Stream the re-edited official music video for “Broken Radio 22” below.