ALICE IN CHAINS mastermind JERRY CANTRELL releases first single and video “ATONE”
Solo album “BRIGHTEN” planned for October 29TH
ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell will release his new solo album, “Brighten”, on October 29. The official music video for the LP’s first single, “Atone”, is out now. Cantrell co-directed the black-and-white clip with photographer musician Jim Louvau, singer/guitarist Greg Puciato, visual artist Jesse Draxler and photographer Tony Aguilera.
Watch “Atone” below.
Talking about “Atone”, Jerry says: “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” he explains “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 veteran rock artist delivers by offering up another dimension of his recognizable guitar sounds while at the same time featuring his signature vocals.
Jerry says: “I’ve been in the band for almost 34 years now. It’s always my first and foremost commitment, but it’s nice to explore different things and add another chapter to a growing body of work. After the last AIC tour wrapped, I geared my mind towards the possibility of making another record of my own”.
Cantrell played a pair of sold-out solo shows in Los Angeles joined by an eclectic group of musicians and friends, several of whom appear on “Brighten”.
Jerry continues: “It was fun to play tunes I hadn’t performed in years from Boggy Depot and Degradation Trip. Tyler Bates not only introduced me to a lot of cool players, he also helped me put the band together for the shows, and performed with me”.
“Brighten” spawned from those gigs.
“It was like an old school seventies record where a multitude of musicians played” smiles Cantrell “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”.
“Brighten” track listing:
03. Prism of Doubt
04. Black Hearts and Evil Done
05. Siren Song
06. Had To Know
07. Nobody Breaks You
09. Goodbye (Elton John cover)