Eric Clapton is making plans to record a new album this year, along with some touring. Because of the pandemic, Clapton will work with producer Simon Climie either virtually or at Climie's studio in France, and will then share sound files with his band members back in the U.S. and Canada.
Clapton hopes to deliver an album to his record label by the fall of this year for a release sometime in 2023. He’s planning on including some of the anti-lockdown songs he did last year, along with new songs and covers.
Clapton also talked about hitting the road: "I need to get out on a stage. My protocol is not to play to a discriminated audience because I think everyone has a right to go and hear music because it's what good for us, you know. The monsters will try and stop it because music has a life of its own. It can't be controlled and it rises above everything and heals."
The "monsters" he refers to are critics of his stand against COVID mandates and lockdowns.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]