Black Crowes Announce First Album Since 2010, Share First Single

The Black Crowes will release a new album, Happiness Bastards, on March 15 and have released a new song “Wanting and Waiting.”

This is their first album of all original material since 2009’s Before the Frost…Until the Freeze. Their most recent release was 2022’s 1972, a six-track LP of covers that arrived three years after brothers Chris and Rich Robinson reunited.

“The Black Crowes are leaving the bullshit in the past,” reads a statement on the LP’s pre-ordering page. “Some may say the project has been several tumultuous years in the making, but we argue it’s arriving at just the right time. Call it brotherly love or music destiny that brought them back together, the highly anticipated record consecrating the reunion of this legendary band just may be the thing that saves rock & roll.

In a time where the art form is buried beneath the corporate sheen of its successors, the Black Crowes are biting back with the angst of words left unsaid penned on paper and electrified by guitar strings, revealing stripped, bare-boned rock & roll. No gloss, no glitter, just rhythm and blues at its very best – gritty, loud and in your face.”

A complete track listing is available below, as well as the LP’s first song, “Wanting and Waiting.”

According to the statement, the Black Crowes entered the studio in early 2023 with longtime bassist Sven Pipien and producer Jay Joyce, resulting in Happiness Bastards.

The Black Crowes, “Wanting and Waiting”

The Black Crowes, “Wanting and Waiting” Lyrics

via AZ Lyrics

It’s been a month of Sundays since I could fake a smile
Trying to lose my lonely in self-imposed exile
Trying to stay friendly but feeling so hostile
It’s like I’m cold to touch, mortuary style

If I could have one more kiss
You know the one you miss

I’m nothing but lonely
Waiting and wanting
Wanting and waiting for you
Ooh, it’s true

Now I’m blind with no tomorrow in my eyes
Said, the harsh sting of sorrow is one I recognize
The truth of the matter is just one you can’t disguise
I’ve been so lost on my own since the day you said goodbye

I know we don’t stand a chance
But gimme, gimme this last dance

I’m nothing but lonely
Waiting and wanting
Said, I’m wanting and waiting for you
All right

I’m nothing but lonely
Waiting and wanting
Love, I’m wanting and waiting for you
Oh, I’m nothing but lonely
Waiting and wanting
‘Cause I’m wanting and waiting for you

Blood, blood, my blood’s on fire
Blood, blood, my blood’s on fire
Blood, blood, my blood’s on fire
Blood, blood, that’s why I’m waiting, I’m wanting

The Black Crowes, ‘Happiness Bastards,’ Track Listing + Album Art

The Black Crowes, ‘Happiness Bastards’

Silver Arrow Records


01. “Bedside Manners”
02. “Rats and Clowns”
03. “Cross Your Fingers”
04. “Wanting and Waiting”
05. “Wilted Rose” (feat. Lainey Wilson)
06. “Dirt Cold Sun”
07. “Bleed It Dry”
08. “Flesh Wound”
09. “Follow the Moon”
10. “Kindred Friend”

The Most Anticipated Rock + Metal Albums of 2024

A look at new albums that are arriving soon and other artists who are known to be working on new material.

Gallery Credit: Joe DiVita


Author: showrunner