Eric Clapton has debuted the official video for his new cover of blues great Robert Johnson’s “Stones in My Passway,” which appears on his latest studio album, “I Still Do.”
In a new Guitar World interview, Clapton reveals that he’s always found “Stones in My Passway” difficult to play, because it features a guitar melody that’s at odds with a coinciding vocal melody.
“There’s a [guitar] phrase [Johnson] plays underneath his vocal that I can’t do,” Eric admits. “I can’t sing it and play that phrase, and I will never do it, I don’t think. I think I’ve tried all my life to figure out how to do that — because the time signature of the singing is one way and the playing is another.”
I Still Do debuted last month at #6 on the Billboard 200. In addition to “Stones in My Passway,” the 12-track collection features a number of original Clapton compositions and renditions of Bob Dylan’s “I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine” and the standard “I’ll Be Seeing You.” The album marks the first time Clapton has worked with acclaimed producer Glyn Johns since 1977’s multi-platinum Slowhand.