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Listen: Robert Randolph & The Family Band Premiere New Song, "Born Again"

Robert Randolph & The Family Band are streaming a new song, "Born Again," which is from their upcoming album, Lickety Split.

The album, the band's debut release with Blue Note Records, is set for a July 16 release.

“We started writing 'Born Again' as a love song," Randolph says. "It was about that feeling you get when you meet a great woman and you just feel born again. My buddy had just gotten out of a relationship and he was talking about how he was going to find a new woman and have that feeling again.

"So that was the idea, but even though it started out that way, once we were writing and jamming, the result turned out to be something much more uplifting … almost spiritual.”

“Born Again” is the first single from Lickety Split, which also happens to be the band's first new studio album in three years. It is available now for pre-order at Amazon.com (opens in new tab).

Check out the song below and tell us what you think in the comments!

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.