Jim James sidestepped his main project, My Morning Jacket, last year to record the solo set 'Regions of Light and Sound of God' (due Feb. 5), which delves into his own personal story of being nursed back to health after a 2008 onstage accident that put him in the hospital -- and falling in love with his caretaker in the process.

However, the disc's latest single, 'A New Life,' has a more universal theme. "It's about making a conscious choice to open a new door for oneself," James tells Rolling Stone. "To step forward out of safe stagnation or fear and into beauty or peace or whatever you would like to call truth in your heart in order to begin a new life in and of love." Listen to 'A New Life' here, via Rolling Stone's website, or by clicking the button below.