Tom Petty fans got a treat over the weekend. The singer’s estate dropped a homemade demo of “You Don’t Know How It Feels” from his 1994 album "Wildflowers." The song is expected to be featured on an upcoming “Wildflowers”-related project, which is due out later this year.
“I thought, ‘What a weird song to pick as the single, of all those songs,’” Petty’s daughter Adria tells "Rolling Stone" of the song. “They had an album of amazing songs. But there’s something about it that makes you feel at ease — like you belong.”
She adds, “The idea of ‘you don’t know how it feels to be me’ — people can identify with that feeling. And ‘roll another joint’ is saying, ‘Tune out the noise for a second because there’s so much of it.’ And that felt appropriate now.”
The "Wildflowers"-related project is something Petty was planning to issue before his death. It included a largely unreleased second disc, which he dubbed “Wildflowers: All the Rest.”
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