Joan Jett and the Blackhearts release new EP, "Mindsets"

Article Contributed by fullcoverage c… | Published on Friday, June 9, 2023

Legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famers and trailblazers Joan Jett and the Blackhearts have released their new digital EP, Mindsets, on Jett’s longtime independent record label Blackheart Records. Featuring 6 brand new songs, including the single “If You’re Blue,” the EP was produced by Jett, Kenny Laguna & Thom Panunzio, and executive produced by Carianne Brinkman. Mindsets marks the first new music release for the band since their first-ever acoustic album, Changeup, in March 2022. Listen to Mindsets HERE and “If You’re Blue” HERE.

Mindsets is a perfect blend of punk and rock n' roll that feels timeless and immediate at once, serving as a reminder of what Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are all about. Each of the six new tracks on the EP feature their own spin on the band’s signature tight instrumentation and heavy guitar riffs, effortlessly pairing with Jett's vocals that remain full of attitude and urgency. Both a voice and force to be reckoned with, Jett continues to deliver a sound of conviction and energy.

"If You're Blue," both the EP’s single and first track, sets the tone for the full collection through the band’s signature crunchy, distortion-forward guitar, hooky chorus, and Jett's powerful, snarling vocals.

“The last several years have been tough ones on the whole world. These songs reflect the various ‘mindsets’ needed to make it through the day, the week, the year, or the next minute. It’s a way to feel more connected to that big, beautiful, scary world out there, and in your head,” says Jett. “The Blackhearts and I had an incredible experience writing, rehearsing, and recording these songs. Dougie Needles, our guitar player, created great songs from which we built out the EP.”

The release of Mindsets comes ahead of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts’ summer tour alongside Bryan Adams. For tour dates and more information, please visit


    If You’re Blue*
    Whiskey Goes Good**
    Shooting Into Space*
    Rearview Mirror*
    Before the Dawn*
    (Make the Music Go) Boom*

*Written by Joan Jett and Dougie Needles
**Written by Dougie Needles


Joan Jett grew up during a time when rock ‘n’ roll was off limits to girls and women, but as a teenager, she promptly blew the door to the boys’ club right off its hinges. After forming her band the Blackhearts in 1979, with whom Jett has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she has had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover." With a career that has spanned music, film, television, Broadway, and humanitarianism, Joan Jett remains a potent force and inspiration to generations of fans worldwide. As a producer, she has overseen seminal albums by Bikini Kill, and the Germs' LA punk masterpiece ‘GI.’ Jett and Kenny Laguna (her longtime producer and music partner) co-founded Blackheart Records from the trunk of Kenny’s Cadillac after rejections from no less than 23 labels. 40 years later, Blackheart is a thriving entertainment company producing music, film and television, and continues to champion emerging bands. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts continue touring the globe with headlining shows alongside fellow rock legends like The Who, Green Day, Heart, and Foo Fighters. 'Bad Reputation,' a documentary about Jett's life, premiered to critical acclaim at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The award-winning multiplatinum icon most recently released Mindsets, a surprise EP of brand new music. Mindsets is Jett’s latest release since her critically acclaimed album Changeup, the first ever all acoustic album from the rocker. Next up, Jett will hit the road, joining Bryan Adams on his “So Happy It Hurts Tour.” For more information visit