How to Become Clairvoyant is Robbie Robertson's first album since Contact from the Underworld of Redboy in 1998. The new album was co-produced by Robertson and Marius de Vries (Massive Attack, Björk, and Rufus Wainwright), and recorded over two years in London and Los Angeles. (There was a long break in the sessions when Robertson answered director Martin Scorsese's call to work on the music for the film Shutter Island.) Robertson wrote eight of the album's 12 tunes, co-wrote three with Eric Clapton (who appears numerous times on both guitar and vocals) and one with de Vries. There's an all star musician's guest list that includes Steve Winwood, Trent Reznor, Robert Randolph, Tom Morello, and Angela McLuskey. Robertson's backing band includes bassist Pino Palladino, drummer Ian Thomas, pianist Martin Pradler, and backing vocalists Angelyna Boyd, Daryl Johnson, and Rocco Deluca. The album's first single, "He Don't Live Here Anymore," a song about addiction, was released to radio on January 29.