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The great thing about Steve Martin, as Wooderson might say, is that while we all get older, he seems to stay the same age. A year after staging his Broadway musical, Bright Star, with his frequent musical collaborator Edie Brickell, Martin is back with a new song, “Caroline,” and a new album with his other frequent collaborators, The Steep Canyon Rangers, set for a Sept. 22 release.
“Caroline,” the first single from The Long-Awaited Album, combines the two things we have come expect from Martin over the years, going back to his comedy days: great banjo picking and clever storytelling. Taking the role of a jilted lover, Martin sings, “If you ever find another please don’t put a post on Facebook / I would rather think I was a deep regret you can’t resolve / If I have a drink with someone I will tell her all about you / That will be the big mistake that will make on my first date with Caroline.”
Have a listen to the song here:
Martin also released a 2-minute “infomercial” for The Long-Awaited Album (which you can preorder here) that informs you, among other things, which songs you will not hear on the forthcoming album: “Yesterday” by the Beatles, “The Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran and “That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars. Watch the video below.