Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell announces first solo album in 18 years, shares “Atone”
Pre-order 'Brighten' on "Halloween orange" vinyl with glow-in-the-dark packaging, limited to 500 copies, in our store.
Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell has announced his first solo album in 18 years, Brighten, due October 29 (pre-order on "Halloween orange" vinyl). First single "Atone" was made with Greg Puciato (The Dillinger Escape Plan) on guitar/backing vocals, Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses) on bass, and Gil Sharone (Dillinger Escape Plan) on drums, and it's noir-ish, twangy song that's unmistakably the work of Jerry Cantrell. It also comes with a video directed by Jim Louvau and Tony Aguilera, with creative direction by Greg Puciato and Greg's frequent collaborator Jesse Draxler.
"As a fan of Ennio Morricone scores and Sergio Leone movies, it’s got a bit of that outlaw vibe, with a cool psycho hillbilly stomp," Jerry said to Rolling Stone of the video. "It’s been kicking around in my head for like 20-plus years, haunting me. Sometimes it takes a while for a good idea to find its best form. Such was the case with ‘Atone.’"
The album was co-produced by Jerry and Tyler Bates, and it also features a number of other musicians, including Abe Laboriel, Jr., Michael Rozon, Vincent Jones, Jordan Lewis, Lola Bates, and Matias Ambrogi-Torres. "It was like an old school seventies record where a multitude of musicians played," Jerry said. "So it’s not a set band. I got to make music with a bunch of people I never had before, along with friends like Duff, Tyler, and Gil who I’ve worked with previously."
Check out the new song/video and the tracklist (including an Elton John cover, which Jerry says was approved by Elton himself), below.
UPDATE: We have an exclusive pressing of Brighten, on "Halloween orange" vinyl and with glow-in-the-dark packaging, limited to 500 copies, available for pre-order.
3. “Prism of Doubt”
4. “Black Hearts and Evil Done”
5. “Siren Song”
6. “Had To Know”
7. “Nobody Breaks You”
9. “Goodbye” (Elton John cover)