Listen to Mellencamp’s New Single “Troubled Man”

AUSTIN, TX - APRIL 11: John Mellencamp performs onstage at ACL Live on April 11, 2013 in Austin, Texas.
John Mellencamp
’s new studio album Plain Spoken, his first in four years, comes out September 23rd, but he’s giving fans a sneak peak with the release of his lead single “Troubled Man.”

Embedded below, the acoustic track has a lingering roots feel to it with lyrics that cut straight to the bone like, “Too late came too early for me to face myself.”  It would be difficult not to feel any sort of emotion from this song.

Mellencamp spoke to RollingStone.com saying that he wrote 85 new tracks while prepping for the new album.  With the track list for Plain Spoken narrowed down to ten songs, fans are obviously getting the absolute cream from that songwriting session. 

For those that cannot wait until September 23rd to purchase Plain Spoken, the album is available for pre-order at Amazon