The September 4 release will mark Hunter’s 20th solo record and follows 2009’s critically acclaimed Man Overboard.
Featuring 11 new songs – including the socially conscious title track, bitterwseet ballad Black Tears and the haunting Ta Shunka Witco (Crazy Horse) – When I’m President looks set to rank alongside the best of Hunter’s most revered works.
“The songs seem to be more upbeat this time round,” Hunter said. “The last two albums were pretty political, just because I thought the Bush years were horrible, and thankfully that’s passed.
“But I don’t go looking for songs. I have to wait for them to come to me. I had a spurt there in the summer of 2011 and that grew into this album. I’d get up every day with something ringing in my head so I’d try to catch it and get it down.
“Songwriting’s always been a mystery to me in that way. Now and again you’re nearer the sun, and you have to be ready to capture it.”
Read the RUSHONROCK review of Hunter playing live in Newcastle on his last solo tour here: http://rushonrock.com/2010/10/11/review-ian-hunter/