Perhaps someday in the not-so-distant future, ex-Eurythmics mastermind Dave Stewart will actually stop working long enough to catch his breath.
He’s just been putting the finishing touches on the musical adaptation of the film “Ghost” he’s been co-writing, for a debut this summer on London’s West End. He also just co-penned/produced stellar new comebacks from Stevie Nicks (“In Your Dreams”) and Joss Stone (“Lp1”), albums that are putting both artists back on the culturally relevant map.
And oh yeah — there’s that other little project he’s stayed busy with, Superheavy, an actual supergroup he’s formed with Mick Jagger, Damien Marley, A.R. Rahman, and, of course, Joss Stone.
Enough for one musician in a year, right? Wrong. Stewart has completed a new solo set, too — “The Blackbird Diaries,” out on Aug. 23.
It’s his first album of new solo material in over a decade. And it’s got some A-Team assists, to boot. Stewart co-wrote one cut with his old chum Bob Dylan, tracked duets with Nicks and Martina McBride, and leaning heavily on “Bulletproof Vest,” a gorgeous pedal-steel-latticed duet with Colbie Caillat that’s got “smash” written all over it.
If you think you can keep up with this human bullet, try to do so at www.davestewart.com.