Rod Stewart's 30th album to hit stores in September

Rod Stewart (Pic. Courtesy: Croatia Week)

Legendary singer Rod Stewart will release his 30th album, "Blood Red Roses", on September 28.

"Blood Red Roses" is a personal 13-track collection of originals and three covers.

The album's first single, "Didn't I" is about the damage drugs can do from a parents' point of view.

This new album, his first in three years, follows international bestsellers "Another Country" (2015) and "Time" (2013).

"I always think I make albums for a few friends and this record has that intimacy," Stewart said in a statement to IANS.

"Sincerity and honesty go a long way in life and the same is true in song-writing," added the Grammy winner.

Co-produced by his long-term collaborator Kevin Savigar, "Blood Red Roses" moves easily from acoustic driven folk through pop/R&B to rock 'n' roll and ballads.