Concord RecordsThe J. Geils Band‘s Peter Wolf will release his eighth solo album, A Cure for Loneliness, on April 8. The 12-track collection includes nine new songs that the singer either wrote or co-wrote that showcase such American roots music influences as blues, R&B, country and rock ‘n’ roll.

Among the new tunes are four on which Wolf collaborated with award-winning songwriter Will Jennings, whose credits include Steve Winwood‘s “Higher Love,” Celine Dion‘s “My Heart Will Go On” and the Joe CockerJennifer Warnes duet “Up Where We Belong.” A Cure for Loneliness also features a bluegrass-flavored rendition of J. Geils Band’s 1980 hit “Love Stinks,” as well as the soul ballad “It’s Raining,” which Wolf co-wrote with late R&B great Don Covay. Peter originally had planned to record “It’s Raining” as a duet with soul legend Bobby Womack, but Womack unfortunately died before getting the chance to work on the tune.

“I see this album as a continuation of a body of work that I’ve been creating for a long, long time,” Wolf says in a statement. “Each album is a challenge and every one of them has been a learning experience. I think that they’ve become more personal and revealing as I’ve continued. I still feel the way I felt when I started out decades ago — I’m just trying to prevail and continue to grow as an artist…and to keep rolling on with music as a cure for loneliness.”

One of the songs from the album, “Wasting Time,” is streaming now exclusively at The mid-tempo rocker is reminiscent of some of The Rolling Stones‘ classic early-1970s tunes.

Wolf has lined up a series of U.S. solo concerts in support of A Cure for Loneliness. His itinerary currently runs from an April 29 show in Hartford, Connecticut, through a May 21 concert in Chicago.

Here is the full track list of A Cure for Loneliness:

“Rolling On”
“It Was Always Easy to Find an Unhappy Woman”
“Peace of Mind”
“How Do You”
“Fun for a While”
“Wasting Time”
“Some Other Time, Some Other Place”
“It’s Raining”
“Love Stinks”
“Mr. Mistake”

And here are all of Wolf’s tour dates, according to his official website:

4/29 — Hartford, CT, Infinity Music Hall
4/30 — Fall River, MA, Narrows Center for the Arts
5/1 — Londonderry, NH, Tupelo Music Hall
5/5 — Norfolk, CT, Infinity Music Hall
5/6 — New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
5/11 — Portland, ME, Port City Music Hall
5/12 — Somerville, MA, Somerville Theatre
5/19 — Ann Arbor, MI, The Ark
5/20 — Ann Arbor, MI, The Ark
5/21 — Chicago, IL, Park West

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