A press release describes the track as a continuation of Mellencamp's "journey to convey the truth through this passionate and plain-spoken song." His most recent album, from 2014, was also titled "Easy Target" doesn't appear to be part of an upcoming collaborative project with country singer Carlene Carter.
Mellencamp has said they recorded a duets album while touring over the past couple of years.
And the topical closer “Easy Target,” with its late-night Tom Waitsfeel and Black Lives Matter lyric, finds Mellencamp decrying “the war on easy targets” and “our country’s broken heart.” That list that kicked off this review? Sad Clowns is proof Mellencamp still knows how to do it.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member John Mellencamp is out with “Sad Clowns and Hillbillies,” his 23rd studio album.
“My Soul’s Got Wings” is a guitar-driven gospel tune with a glorious singalong chorus.