In celebration of Earth Day today (April 22nd), Jackson Browne has released a new single entitled, “Downhill From Everywhere”. The rock tune joins the previously-released “A Little Soon To Say” as the second track to appear on Browne’s forthcoming studio album, scheduled to for release on October 9th.

In addition to the song’s arrival onto major streaming platforms, “Downhill From Everywhere” appears in the trailer for the Discovery Channel‘s new documentary, The Story of Plastic, which premieres tonight.

“People have gotten a glimpse of what it’s like to have no smog,” Browne said of the current state of the environment without the use of cars in people’s daily lives thanks to COVID-19. “Nature has gotten a break, and it’s visible; you can see it. People are suddenly saying, ‘Oh, yeah, this is what it’s like when the skies are clear and birds are singing!’ People in Spain were telling me, ‘We saw dolphins swimming, and we never see that.’ The natural world is sort of coming back. We’ll see how long that lasts.”

Listen to the new song in full below.

Jackson Browne – “Downhill From Everywhere”

[Video: Jackson Browne]

Last month, it was reported that Browne had tested positive for COVID-19 following a trip to New York City in mid-March. His symptoms were pretty mild, however, and did not require any special medication or hospitalization.

Head to Browne’s website for album pre-order info.