Tom Petty has a new box set coming out on October 16th titled “Wildflowers & All The Rest”. You can pre-order it here. Confusion Wheel is one of several unreleased songs within the box set. The song was written in 1994 during the “Wildflowers” Sessions. The song could be used to describe what’s going on today with the pandemic. When you read verses like this how could you not?
“So much confusion has entered my life
So much confusion has torn me apart
So much confusion has made me afraid”
One thing about Petty is he always wrote very relatable material. This one is no exception. This song seems simple but full. I have nothing but love for this song. There is no video but a stream of the sing. Check it out below.