Hear Pat Metheny’s new single “You Are”

    From the jazz musician’s upcoming album, ‘From This Place.’

    Pat Metheny 2016 Summer Jazz Festival in Poland
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    Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny has released a new song, “You Are.”

    The track opens with laid-back piano chords, but slowly builds towards a dramatic end with bluesy basslines and drum beats. It appears on Metheny’s forthcoming album, From This Place, alongside the previously released “America Undefined.”

    From This Place is one of the records I have been waiting to make my whole life,” Metheny said in a press statement. “It is a kind of musical culmination, reflecting a wide range of expressions that have interested me over the years, scaled across a large canvas, presented in a way that offers the kind of opportunities for communication that can only be earned with a group of musicians who have spent hundreds of nights together on the bandstand.”

    From This Place is Metheny’s first full-length since 2014’s Kin (←→), which was recorded with his Unity Group. The new album is due out on February 21, 2020 via Nonesuch Records.

    Listen to “You Are” here: