Besides the fact that he’s still here, Elvis Costello’s fans can be grateful that he’s open to changing his mind.

While something short of a vow, Costello once said he didn’t plan to record anymore. Yet on Friday, he releases “Look Now,” his second disc since that declaration. The lush showcase for his backing band the Imposters is musically inspired by Dusty Springfield’s “Dusty in Memphis” and has a renewed collaboration with Burt Bacharach at its heart.

This Sept. 17, 2018 photo shows music legend Elvis Costello posing for a portrait at The Redbury New York hotel in New York to promote his latest release “Look Now.” (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)

Costello is around to talk about it after being treated for cancer earlier this year, which required him to cancel some concerts.

This Sept. 17, 2018 photo shows music legend Elvis Costello posing for a portrait at The Redbury New York hotel in New York to promote his latest release “Look Now.” (Photo by Matt Licari/Invision/AP)

He said he got some touching messages from people who said nice things about him after the announcement, although he heard the odd comment of “I never liked him anyway.”

Source: The Associated Press

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