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David Crosby premieres 'By the Light of Common Day'

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Henry Diltz

Later this month, famed rocker David Crosby will release his fifth solo album, Lighthouse. He’s already released two tracks from the collection — “Things We Do For Love” and “The City” — and now he’s shared another cut, the pensive, spare “By the Light of Common Day,” which EW is excited to premiere below.

“The song was inspired by our emotional relationship to our writing music,” Crosby tells EW by email. The song features jazz vocalist and frequent Snarky Puppy collaborator Becca Stevens. “Becca, of course, affected it tremendously,” Crosby says. “She wrote the music and sang on it with Michael League and Michelle Willis.”

Out Oct. 21, Lighthouse follows 2014’s Croz. Before that release, the former member of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash hadn’t released an album since 1993’s Thousand Roads.

Hear “By the Light of Common Day” below.