By Philip Cosores
Neil Diamond is readying Melody Road, which will mark his first album of new material since 2008’s Home Before Dark. The new full-length is set for release on October 21 via Capitol Records (Diamond released the all-covers album, Dreams, in 2010).
Today, Diamond gave the world its first taste of his new material in the form of a music video for the album’s fifth track, “Nothing but Heartache.” Watch the video here (via Rolling Stone).
In the clip, Diamond is stripped down and emotionally bare, often looking away from the camera when he sings, so as not to confuse the audience as to what and whom he is singing for and about. It makes the moments he looks straight into the lens hit all the more directly.