Album: In Plain Sight
Release date: Early November, 2017
17 years after his last album Falling Home and after nearly 3 decades removed from a string of Billboard-charted hits, Jude Cole announced via Facebook that he will have a brand new EP out in roughly a month titled In Plain Sight.
"The cover is my son Ethan's 2nd CD. He did Kiefer's 1st record as well. Quite a talented guy and expressed my desires better than I could have dreamt. I'll be showing some lyrics and snippets beforehand when the website is up... and because of (producer) Chris (Lord-Alge) mixes, this record is kind of an extension of VFTS (A View From 3rd Street) and STC (Start the Car)... really happy with it... it's been a long time!"His time off from releasing his own music hasn't been without being heavily involved in music. He created Ironworks Music with partner Kiefer Sutherland, which began as a recording studio and eventually became a record label and music publishing company. Together they signed Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Sexsmith, punk rockers Billy Boy on Poison, blues-pop artist Rocco DeLuca & the Burden (Colorful) and folk rockers HoneyHoney, produced country artists Clay Davidson's project Unconditional, and most recently, Kiefer Sutherland’s Down In A Hole album (Ironworks/Warner Music Nashville). This is all in addition to being the manager, co-writer and producer for the smash success rock band, Lifehouse.
Among his Billboard chart hits are his own 1990 single, “Baby, It’s Tonight” (#4 Pop Singles),"Time For Letting Go" (Top 20 Pop Singles) as well as a number of Lifehouse songs that garnered multi-format airplay: “You and Me” (#1 Adult Top 40 and AC, #5 Billboard Hot 100, #4 Top 40), “First Time” (#3 Adult Top 40, #26 Hot 100), “Whatever It Takes” (#3 Adult Top 40, #10 Adult Contemporary, #17 Mainstream Top 40, #28 Christian Songs and #33 Hot 100), ”Halfway Gone” (#2 Adult Top 40, #12 Adult Contemporary, #15 Adult Alternative Songs, #16 Dance Club Songs, #25 Mainstream Top 40, #50 Hot 100), “All In” (#6 Adult Top 40, #25 Adult Contemporary, #26 Christian Songs, #29 Adult Alternative Songs) and “Between the Raindrops” (#21 Adult Pop Songs, #27 Adult Alternative Songs, #79 Hot 100).