Bob Seger Releases Previously Unheard Song ‘Finding Out’
Bob Seger has just released a previously unheard track called "Finding Out," which was intended for 2006's Face the Promise album but didn't make the cut. Seger is offering the song, which has languished for a decade and a half, as a free download on his website.
In an interview with the Detroit Free Press back in 2003, Seger noted that something like this wasn't so unusual. "I write a lot of songs that people don't hear," he explained. "I just try to take the ones that sound the best -- maybe have the best lyric, or the best melody. I really just enjoy the process. I fall in love with every single one of them. I finish 'em all, and I don't think there's a whole lot of difference between the bad ones and the good ones. But every now and then you hit something that you really like a lot. Every now and then you'll nail one that's really, really special. And that's what you live for."
He went on to say back then that "Finding Out" was a new track for his then-upcoming album. "I've got a ballad on the new album called 'Finding Out,' where I really nailed the lyric," he said at the time. "So that's real good. The whole process is a lot of fun. When I have time to do it."
The song begins with the chorus and features a backup singer that Segerfile.com suggests could be Laura Creamer, who worked with Seger quite a bit during that era. His lyrics seem applicable to both a romantic relationship and more religious and existential subjects when he sings, "If you put me in a boat in the middle of the sea / That’s where I will come alive / But if you put me in a city full of everything I need / I’m not sure I will survive / And I don’t know how and I don’t know when your solace will arrive."