Release Date: Oct 25, 2019
Record label: Caroline
Forty-one albums into his storied career, Van Morrison remains one of rock's most enduring studies in contrast, never changing and forever restless. Three Chords and The Truth is his sixth record in the last four years, the latest dispatch of a particularly productive period, and the first to feature all-new original songs since 2012's Born to Sing: No Plan B (minus one co-write with lyricist Don Black). Though he sticks closely to the conservative R&B, blues, and jazz modes that have defined his '00s discography, the LP's 14 songs showcase his determination to wring profundity out of even the most common language.