Joan Jett has released a new song “Fresh Start” The track is included in the Jett documentary “Bad Reputation”, which will be released in theaters and on demand on September 28.
The film, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, was directed by Kevin Kerslake and written by Joel Marcus.
“Bad Reputation” is described as “a look at the life of Joan Jett, from her early years as the founder of The Runaways and first meeting with [manager/producer] Kenny Laguna in 1980 to her enduring presence in pop culture as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer.”
“Fresh Start” deals with the problems that rock singers face as they reach a certain age. “Sometimes you need to say to yourself, ‘Am I still enjoying what I’m doing? I need to find the fire again,'” Jett told Entertainment Weekly, where the track premiered. “Part of it was just thinking about rock in general. It’s always been a young person’s game, writing about sex, love and partying. As rock and rollers get older, what do they write about? I’m not sure there’s an answer, but we’re looking for it.”
The “Bad Reputation” soundtrack album will be released on Septembre 28 via Legacy/Blackheart.