Monday, June 17, 2024

Jimmy Buffett Estate Announces Posthumous Album 8 Days After Singer’s Death, Drops Two New Singles


Jimmy Buffett died on September 1st.

Eight days later his family has announced a posthumous album to be released on November 3rd. It’s called Equal Strain on All Parts.

A single called “Bubbles Up” dropped Thursday night.

These people were so organized they even sent out a quote from Buffett’s friend, Paul McCartney explaining the title. They also put up a second song featuring McCartney called “My Gummie Just Kicked In.”

Paul said, “He turned a diving phrase that is used to train people underwater into a metaphor for life when you’re confused and don’t know where you are just follow the bubbles – they’ll take you up to the surface and straighten you out right away.”

It used to be you’d have to wait for posthumous material for a few months after the death a star. But I guess the thinking now is, Strike while the iron is hot!

And it is” Jimmy Buffett today has 14 titles on the iTunes top 100 albums. He has 11 singles on that chart including “Bubbles Up,” which is number 3.

You see, this is how got to be a billionaire. Leave no stone unturned!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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