Friday, October 3, 2014
– Garth Brooks announced that he would release his new album, "Man Against Machine," on Nov. 11.
"The wait is finally over," he said on his web site.
"Music has always been a reflection of where mankind is at the time," he said in a press release. "For 14 years, I have watched heart and soul, dreams and individualism, fighting for their very existence in a world of increasing technology. This album is a reminder to all those who dream, work, and fight for what they believe; do not give up your vision."
The disc shows Brooks wearing a cowboy hat and dark sunglasses with his arms folded and some type of machine in the background.
The disc, his first in more than 13 years ("Scarecrow" in 2001), includes Brooks' first single, "People Loving People." Sony Nashville will release the music.
"It is a remarkable feeling to be making music again," Brooks said, "I guess I really didn't realize how much I missed it!"
The launch will also mark the first time Brooks' music has been available to buy digitally. The fall release will also be available on physical CD. "There'll be a bunch of music," Brooks said. "We've been gone a long time, so there is a lot to sing about."
Brooks currently on a world tour, which started in early September in Chicago.