As Ringo Starr is finally set to get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Billboard have premiered a track from his 18th solo album, Postcards From Paradise, out on March 31.
“Postcards From Paradise is me doing what I do. It’s part of my being. I play. We make records. We do the best we can,” Starr tells Billboard.
“It’s homemade music. It starts at home with a drum pattern or a little synthesizer part. And it starts with just me and my engineer Bruce Sugar, who also contributes some good ideas. Then I take those tracks and call up my friends to help.”
Ringo — who paid tribute to Sun Records and Memphis on the 2003 song “Memphis In Your Mind” — says this song finds him returning to the sound of that city.
“I called Glen Ballard to come on over and make a record, and I gave him a choice of two of my basic tracks I cut at home with Bruce,” Starr says. “Glen chose this one and we turned it into ‘Confirmation.’ The original name for this track was ‘Memphis’ because it had that Memphis feel.”