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Mark Knopfler Posts New Single Watch Me Gone

Thursday, 22 February 2024 Written by Jon Stickler

Mark Knopfler has shared another song from his upcoming album.

Awash in pedal steel, the warm Watch Me Gone finds the former Dire Straits vocalist and guitarist reflecting on his teenage years and trying to make it as a guitarist. He said:

"The dreams of a teenage kid... to me it's always been the fuel that keeps you going. That's why I'll still cross the street to look at a window of guitars - it's just that bit of your teen years that it reminds you of, so you try to keep it alive. I remember going to City Hall seeing Van Morrison or Bob Dylan, wishing I was doing that. Statistically, what are the odds of making it as an act? But I was a comically driven young person, who was determined to make it."

Following last month's single Ahead Of The Game, it marks the second preview of 'One Deep River', due out on April 12 via his own British Grove label via EMI.

Knopfler recently announced a new charity single featuring dozens of guest guitarists. The track, a new version of his 1983 instrumental Going Home: Theme of the Local Hero, boasts contributions from over 60 rock icons, including Bruce Springsteen, Joan Jett, Queen's Brian May, The Rolling Stone's Ronnie Wood and Guns N' Roses' Slash, to name but a few.

It'll arrive on March 15 and all proceeds from the release will benefit Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America


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