Dion has released a video for his brand new track “I’ve Got To Get To You” featuring Boz Scaggs and Joe and Mike Menza. Dion has been staying busy the past few months recording the follow-up album to 2020’s Blues With Friends, which made Blues Rock Review’s top 20 albums of 2020.
Dion wrote “I’ve Got To Get To You” with Mike Aquilina. Regarding the song’s lyrics, Dion says, “I tried to get every form of transportation imaginable in this one” and that’s certainly the case with mention of elevators and Concord jets among many means of transport referenced.”
On collaborating with Boz Scaggs, Dion added, “Boz Scaggs is one of my wife Susan’s favorite singers, and I’m right there with her. For decades I’ve wanted to record a song with this guy. There’s no mistaking his voice for anyone else’s — and here it is, as pure and clear as ever, on ‘I’ve Got To Get To You.’ I was inspired to write this song after a conversation with Roy Orbison more than fifty years ago. Now that Boz has sung on it, it’s finally done. It doesn’t get any better than this.”
About the pairing with Dion, Scaggs said, “Dion is one of my favorite singers. With a single phrase he can open up a wide range of musical experiences. His early rock foundation and doo-wop sets me free. His style — in words and music — is timeless and beautiful to me.” Boz went on to call ‘I’ve Got To Get To You’ “a fun track… rockin’ guitars and Dion’s lyrics are wild. Our voices are a natural blend.”