Joe Bonamassa announces new album, Time Clocks, premieres soulful new single, The Heart That Never Waits

Joe Bonamassa
(Image credit: Eleanor Jane)

Last month, world-class blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa treated us to a fiery new single, Notches.

The typically bluesy offering was taken from a then-untitled, stripped-down, New York City-recorded "subway album" which has now been revealed to be called Time Clocks. Set for an October 29 release via Provogue/J&R Adventures, Time Clocks was produced by Bonamassa's longtime sonic wingman Kevin Shirley.

The album's brand-new second single, The Heart That Never Waits, struts with soulful confidence, while taking listeners on a tour – via, by the looks of the song's video, Bonamassa's beloved, '59 Les Paul-killing 1951 Fender Nocaster electric guitar – of everything that makes him one of the top names in blues guitar. You've got your squealing bends, the vibrato that wrings every drop of emotion out of each note, blazing scalar runs... what else do you need, really?

You can give the song's music video a spin below.

“What started out with the intentions of being a trio record turned into probably my most adventurous and involved record to date,” Bonamassa said of the album in a press release.

Time Clocks features Steve Mackey on bass guitar, Lachy Doley on piano, Bunna Lawrie on didgeridoo (!), Bobby Summerfield on percussion, Anton Fig on drums, and Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, and Prinnie Stevens on backing vocals.

You can check out its cover and full track list below.

To preorder Time Clocks, stop by Bonamassa's website.

The cover of Joe Bonamassa's forthcoming album, Time Clocks

(Image credit: J&R Adventures)

Joe Bonamassa – Time Clocks:

1. Pilgrimage
2. Notches
3. The Heart That Never Waits
4. Time Clocks
5. Questions And Answers
6. Mind's Eye
7. Curtain Call
8. The Loyal Kind
9. Hanging On A Loser
10. Known Unknowns

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.