Jimi Hendrix lives, musically at least.
A previously unreleased song Somewhere was played by the BBC 6 Music on Monday morning and is part of a forthcoming album.
The album, titled People, Hell, and Angels, contains 12 tracks and arrives on March 5.
According to NME, the tracks were originally intended for First Days Of The New Rising Sun, the follow up to Hendrix’s 1968 cult classic Electric Ladyland.
A full listing of the 12 tracks can be seen here.
Buzz about the unheard tracks has been building for a while. A snippet of Somewhere was teased in a November interview with Eddie Kramer — Hendrix’s former sound manager — who put the album together, The Huffington Post notes.
More evidence of a Hendrix resurgence is an upcoming biopic which tells the early story of Hendrix’s career. Starring Andre 3000 and titled All Is by My Side, it also features Hayley Atwell, Imogen Poots, and Burn Gorman.
NME reports that online fan reaction to Somewhere was overwhelmingly positive.
Born Johnny Allen Hendrix in 1942, the ‘guitarist’s guitarist’ died from drug related asphyxia in 1970 at the age of 27. Touring for many years before his big break 1967 at the Montery Pop Festival, followed by Woodstock in 1969 and the Isle of Wight Festival in 1970 — in those four years Hendrix burned bright.
Winner of numerous musical awards and widely considered to be one of the most important musicians of the 20th century and a true pioneer in sonic frequency experimentation, click here to tune in to Somewhere and the sound of legend.