Three New Jimmy Buffet Songs Released Posthumously

GULF SHORES, AL - JULY 11: Musician Jimmy Buffett performs onstage at Jimmy Buffett & Friends: Live from the Gulf Coast, a concert presented by CMT at on the beach on July 11, 2010 in Gulf Shores, Alabama
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Just a week after famed singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett‘s death from skin cancer at the age of 76, three of his new songs have been released. Buffett completed his final studio album just before his death. The album, called Equal Strain on All Parts, will feature 14 new tracks including the first three that have been released: “Bubbles Up,” “Like My Dog,” and “My Gummie Just Kicked In.”

Buffett, who seemingly built his life around a love of life and music, took inspiration from Paul McCartney‘s wife Nancy Shevell for the song “My Gummie Just Kicked In.” At a dinner party, Shevell reportedly stumbled a bit and when asked if she was alright, she jokingly responded, “I’m fine. My gummy just kicked in!” Buffett and McCartney were so amused by the anecdote that they decided to write a song with that very title.

After Buffett’s death, McCartney shared some kind words about the late singer. He called him “one of the kindest and most generous people” and praised his new album, specifically the song “Bubbles Up.” McCartney said about the tune, “I told him that not only was the song great but the vocal was probably the best I’ve heard him sing ever.”

THE TEXAS CONNECTION, Jimmy Buffett, 1995

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He added, “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.” In addition, the song “Like My Dog” pays homage to his dogs. At his time of death, he had a whole crew of pups named Kingston, Lola, Pepper, Ajax, Rosie, and Kody.

The entire album will be released on Nov. 3. Let us know which song is your favorite so far in the comments!

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