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Rod Stewart premieres new video for 'Way Back Home' — get the first look

Rod Stewart fans are in luck: The 70-year-old rocker just released his 29th studio album, "Another Country." And on Friday morning, TODAY unveiled "Way Back Home," its third and final video.

The brand-new video, which features moving black-and-white images depicting life in 1940s London, was inspired by the singer-songwriter's own childhood memories and family stories, Stewart revealed in a statement.

"Having been born near the end of the Second World War, I have vivid recollections of the stories I heard from my mum and dad and my older siblings, who lived in London while the bombs were falling and knew the hardships of the '40s — hardships which continued for some while even after it was all over," Stewart said. "Dedicated to my sister Mary and to all those who sacrificed their lives for freedom and for peace."

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Stewart first announced his new album back in June, noting, “I’ve found that the only way to write songs is to be as personal and honest as possible."

He added that the success of his 2013 album, "Time," motivated him creatively.

"When my last album was so well-received it gave me the confidence to keep on writing, and to examine and write about different things," he said. "It also gave me the freedom to experiment with different sounds like reggae, ska and Celtic melodies.”

Stewart can also be seen talking about the personal significance of "Way Back Home" in a Facebook clip posted on Sept. 18.

Watch the full video for "Way Back Home" above!

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