The Wildflowers-era track will feature in the Entourage movie
Tom Petty has released a track, “Somewhere Under Heaven”.
Written by Petty and Mike Campbell the track was recorded in 1992, but forgotten in Petty’s archives until this year.
It will appear on Petty’s forthcoming album Wildflowers – All The Rest, which consists of material written and recorded by Petty between 1992 and 1994.
This will complete the original Wildflowers album, which was initially intended to be a double CD by Petty and producer Rick Rubin.
“This is not just some schlocky way to sell the old album,” Petty told Uncut last year. “There’s a whole other album on there and it’s good. We were really on our game then. When I hear it back, I’m like, ‘Wow, we didn’t put that out?! Boy, that’s bold!'”
“Somewhere Under Heaven” is now available to stream and purchase digitally.
It appears during the closing credits of the Entourage film, which is released on June 3.
Meanwhile, Petty is also due to record a new album with his old band, Mudcrutch. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Heartbreakers/Mudcrutch guitarist Mike Campbell confirmed the band will reconvene this August to begin work on a new album. “Tom wants to make another one. It probably won’t take very long. It’s a labor of love, really.”
Mudcrutch also feature rhythm guitarist Tom Leadon, drummer Randall Marsh and Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench.