Joan Jett will return October 1st with Unvarnished, her first album of new material in seven years. It marks her 14th release with the Blackhearts and also features appearances from Dave Grohl and Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace.
According to a statement, the album is Jett’s most autobiographical work to date, and sees her tackling darker topics like death and the savage aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
“I’m in a different part of my life”, Jett recently told The Modesto Bee. “The song’s aren’t all sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. There comes a time when you have to go through stuff. For me — this isn’t very uplifting – but I call it the decade of death, losing people, companion animals very close to me, my parents, really heavy things.”
Jett and the Blackhearts will debut the album’s first single, “Any Weather”, on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on August 8th.