Al Green is back with his first single in five years. The newly released offering, “Perfect Day,” is a soulful cover of Lou Reed’s 1972 classic, which was originally produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson.
When speaking on why he chose this record for his comeback, Green explained in a statement, “I loved Lou’s original ‘Perfect Day.’ The song immediately puts you in a good mood. We wanted to preserve that spirit, while adding our own sauce and style.”
First recorded back in February in Memphis, the Matthew Johnson and Bruce Watson-produced song reconnected Green with members of the Hi Rhythm Section, who were the driving force behind some of his biggest hits. He also tapped U.K. bred singer, RAYE, for background vocals.
This fall, the crooner will embark on a brief tour over Thanksgiving weekend following his September show in California.