John Mellencamp will release his 25th album, Strictly A One-Eyed Jack, on January 21st. The set features three collaborations with Bruce Springsteen — the already released “Wasted Days” along with the new “Did You Say Such A Thing,” and the album closing “A Life Full Of Rain.” A lyric video for the set’s second single, “Chasing Rainbows” has already dropped.

Mellencamp’s artistic talent has clearly been passed down, with son Speck Mellencamp providing the portrait of his father gracing the new album’s cover.

The tracklisting to John Mellencamp’s ‘Strictly A One-Eyed Jack’ is:

“I Always Lie To Strangers”
“Driving In The Rain”
“I Am A Man That Worries”
“Streets Of Galilee”
“Sweet Honey Brown”
“Did You Say Such A Thing” – with Bruce Springsteen
“Gone So Soon”
“Wasted Days” – with Bruce Springsteen
“Simply A One-Eyed Jack”
“Chasing Rainbows”
“Lie To Me”
“A Life Full Of Rain” – with Bruce Springsteen

SOURCE: Press release


  • Back in December 2018, John Mellencamp‘s latest collection, Other People’s Stuff, debuted at Number One on Billboard‘s Top Rock Albums chart.
  • The set, which is Mellencamp’s 24th album, features covers of older material recorded over the course of his career, includes such highlights as the well-worn civil rights anthem “Keep You Eyes On The Prize,” Merle Travis‘ “Dark As A Dungeon,” the great American ballad, “Wreck Of The Old ’97,” and Stevie Wonder‘s “I Don’t Know Why I Love You.”

CHECK IT OUT: John Mellencamp & Bruce Springsteen’s 2021 video for “Wasted Days”:

CHECK IT OUT: John Mellencamp’s 2021 lyric video for “Chasing Rainbows”:

CHECK IT OUT: John Mellencamp on September 25th, 2021 in Hartford, Connecticut premiering “I Always Lie To Strangers” live at Farm Aid: