​The Raconteurs' Brendan Benson Announces New Solo Album 'Dear Life'

He's shared lead single "Good to Be Alive" and mapped out a North American tour
​The Raconteurs' Brendan Benson Announces New Solo Album 'Dear Life'
The Raconteurs' Brendan Benson has revealed plans for his next solo album. Titled Dear Life, it will arrive on April 24 via Third Man Records.
 
The album was produced by Benson himself at his Nashville studio and hears him performing almost all of the record's instrumentation.
 
A press release describes the influences behind the album as a mix of "cannabis, hip-hop, and a newly discovered interest in software drum programming."
 
The full tracklisting can be found below, and the first song to be unveiled is one called "Good to Be Alive."
 
"'Good to Be Alive' is kind of weird, to be honest," Benson said in a statement. "But that's what I'm most excited about. It says a lot about this record, it's almost got a split personality or something. It's totally bizarre — I still sit back and listen to it, thinking, that's so cool! It's like somebody else played it, it's not the same old me."
 
Listen to his new sound by streaming "Good to Be Alive" below.
 
Benson has also mapped out North American tour dates, which you can see below as well.
 
Dear Life:
 
1. I Can If You Want Me To
2. Good To Be Alive
3. Half A Boy (And Half A Man)
4. Richest Man Alive
5. Dear Life
6. Baby's Eyes
7. Freak Out
8. Evil Eyes
9. I'm In Love
10. I Quit
11. Who's Gonna Love You
 
Tour dates:
 
04/26 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
04/28 Boston, MA – Great Scott
04/29 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/30 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
05/04 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
05/05 Detroit, MI – The Loving Touch
05/06 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
05/07 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
05/14 Portland, OR – Holocene
05/15 Seattle, WA – Tractor Tavern