Bob Seger, the timeless crooner and HOF member who has written so many hits including Night Moves and Against The Wind, has just released a new song simply entitled Glenn Song. The track is dedicated to Seger’s late friend and Eagles member (as well as fellow Detroit native), Glenn Frey. Both Seger and Frey took storied journeys in their respective careers but the two always remained friends. In fact, Frey and Seger got together to write (along with Don Henley and J.D. Souther) the Eagles’ hit song Heartache Tonight from the album The Long Run (1979). Seger would go on to sing the song at Frey’s memorial service and he also performed it during the Eagles’ 2016 Kennedy Center Honors tribute.
Seger decided to simply release the track on his website for free and in speaking about the inspiration for it, he said this:
“It’s obviously not meant to be a hit. There’s no chorus per se or title section or anything. The idea was just to honor his memory and talk, very specifically, about my impression of him in 1966 when we first met.”
Glenn Song was recorded in Nashville about 4 months ago when Seger was working with some session players on a new album. The release of Glenn Song is to honor Frey on the 1st anniversary of his death. Frey passed away at the age of 67 on January 18, 2016.
Listen to Glenn Song here:
A touching memorial by one of the classiest performers in the business. Nice job Mr. Seger.