Nils Lofgren has provided musical backing for Neil Young at various times over the last half-century, and Young is now returning the favor, singing on Lofgren’s new single, the tender love song “Nothin’s Easy (for Amy).” You can listen to it below.
Amy is Lofgren’s wife, Amy Aiello Lofgren, who co-produced the album that contains this song, Mountains. It’s due to be released July 21, and Nils Lofgren has already released one single from it, “Ain’t the Truth Enough,” featuring Ringo Starr on drums.
In a press release, Nils described “Nothin’s Easy (for Amy)” this way: “An apocalyptic landscape, the lone tulip, left in the road. Walking hand in hand with my true love as compassion and common sense careen toward extinction. This ultimate gift and blessing demands hope. ‘We’re all drowning in the answers, best get movin’, God don’t row … as I walk the hurt in this world, nothin’s easy, ‘cept you.’ After 54 years singing with musical giant Neil Young, his haunted, weathered soul, completes this song. Of course, inspired by and written for Amy.”
Other guests on Mountains include the late David Crosby, jazz bassist Ron Carter, singer Cindy Mizelle and the Howard Gospel Choir.
Lofgren is currently touring with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, whose next show takes place May 25 at the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam.
For information on Mountains, visit nilslofgren.com.
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