Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson has made available a special web widget containing musical selections from his new Thick as a Brick 2 album, as well as interview footage.
The widget is available now courtesy of EMI Records and North American syndicated rock radio show In The Studio: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands.
The widget is available to preview and embed here.
Anderson and host Redbeard discussed the 40-year gap between the two bodies of work, including how the themes of the new record were taken from today’s headlines, such as bullying, gay marriage and religious and cultural intolerance, as well as personal discoveries Anderson has made about his own life in revisiting his past artistic work.
“We snack on music these days,” Anderson says. “We don’t sit down to a banquet and take two hours of it, we tend to snack and so I think it’s a change in culture that I have to recognize. It’s gonna have about a 50 percent chance of getting approval, and that, in this day and age, is just fine by me. If I can please half of the people, all of the time, I’d be a happy man.”