Jefferson Starship Announces New Album “Mother Of The Sun”
Jefferson Starship in 2017 - Jefferson Starship / Youtube
Jefferson Starship are gearing to release their first album in 12 years, Mother of The Sun.
Founding member and guitarist David Freiberg, who is also the only original member remaining, spilled the beans on Consequence of Sound’s Kyle Meredith With… podcast. “Actually, we have a new one coming out. I guess it’s actually going to start coming out next month. But yes, it’s called Mother of the Sun. S-U-N,” he shared.
The first single is “It’s About Time”, where the band is joined by another founding member, Grace Slick, lead guitarist Jude Gold, and Cathy Richardson.”It’s about how it’s time for women to run the world, because look what’s happened,” Freiberg added.
Another cut, “What Are We Waiting For?”, was inspired by a favorite phrase of original leader Paul Kantner, whose death in 2016 urged the other members to follow up 2008’s Jefferson’s Tree of Liberty. Freiberg said that the five musicians came together after he died and received the blessing of Kantner’s family and Slick (who retired in 1990), to carry on with the Jefferson Starship name.
The COVID-19 situation hasn’t dampened their spirits one bit, with each member continuing on recording performance videos in the safety of their own homes, promising the public to be seeing more of them in the future, along with updates for Mother of the Sun. “Everybody is listening to everybody all the time. And everybody can’t wait to get back together, which is really unusual,” he continued.