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HEART's ANN WILSON to release 'Fierce Bliss' solo album

Releases single "Greed"

18-01-2021

HEART‘s Ann Wilson will release her new solo album “Fierce Bliss” ob April 29 2022 via Silver Lining Music. In celebration of the announcement, she now releases the single “Greed”.

Watch “Greed” by Ann Wilson below.

‘Greed’ is that thing in our animal nature that makes us want MORE,” Wilson declares. “Whether it be money, sex, power or ecstasy, it fires our craving. It happens with all of us. When you turn around and catch yourself making decisions because you want the money, or because you’re caught in the headlights of glory, well, those are greedy moments.”

Wilson continues: “I think people who claim to have made every decision from a root of pure idealism, and never done anything dark or greedy, is lying. I think everybody who ventures into especially the music industry hoping for a career with big success, ends up making these Faustian bargains at some point even if only briefly. It’s an aggressive song and I think I write best when I’m angry.”

One of the premier hard rock vocalists of all-time, Wilson smashed boundaries with her band HEART, the eight-times platinum, 35-million-plus-selling Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame trailblazers who formed in 1973. During a decades-long career, Wilson rode the roller coaster of fame, fortune and madness, learning both joyous and hard, hard lessons along the way. Fast forward to summer 2020 and a meeting with legendary veteran “artist’s lawyer” Brian Rohan provided the catalyst for “Fierce Bliss”’s creation.

Ann says: “Brian recommended people to me that knew people in Nashville, so I met these guys like famed Nashville session guitarist Tom Bukovac and Tony Lucido at those Muscle Shoals Sound Studio sessions. I’d never met them before, and they really inspired me. It was like a big door opening.”

With the musical chemistry organically established, “Fierce Bliss” came together quickly. “I had originally intended to go in, record a few songs and see what I had, but it just took on this life,” remarks Wilson. “At Sound Stage in Nashville, Kenny Wayne Shepherd came in and played on a couple songs. He was a whole other influence coming in. He just played his butt off, and with the gospel singers and everything else coming together, the whole project just started to grow.”

Wilson continues: “I’d known Warren Haynes from GOV’T MULE for a while. We’d written a couple songs together with GOV’T MULE playing, and those rounded out the record. So all of a sudden, where there was no record before, suddenly I had eleven cool songs that I really liked.”

“Fierce Bliss” track listing:

01. Greed
02. Black Wing
03. Bridge Of Sighs
04. Fighten For Life
05. Love Of My Life (feat. Vince Gill)
06. Missionary Man
07. Gladiator
08. Forget Her
09. A Moment In Heaven
10. Angel’s Blues*
11. As The World Turns

* Available on CD and digital formats only

Ann Wilson – Vocals
Tom Bukovac – Guitar
Tony Lucido – Bass
Sean T Lane – Drums, Percussion & Bike
Gordon Mote – Keyboards
Tim Lauer – Keyboards

Produced by Ann Wilson and Tom Bukovac
“Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues” produced by Ann Wilson and Warren Haynes

Mixed by Chuck Ainlay
Recorded by Chuck Ainlay at Fame Studios, Muscle Shoals, AL and Soundstage, Nashville, TN
“Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues” recorded by Joe Paterno at Power Station, Waterford, CT
“Black Wing” recorded by Sean Walker at Uberbeatz, Lynnwood, WA
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, Edgewater, NJ
Executive producer: Jim Zumwalt

Musicians who appear on “Fierce Bliss”:

Vocals – Vince Gill on “Love Of My Life”
Lead Guitar – Kenny Wayne Shepherd on “Bridge Of Sighs” and “Missionary Man”
Guitar – Warren Haynes on “Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues”
Guitar – Tyler Boley on “Black Wing”
Keyboards – Danny Louis on “Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues”
Keyboards – Dan Walker on “Black Wing”
Bass – Jorgen Carlsson on “Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues”
Bass – Andy Stoller on “Black Wing”
Drums – Matt Abts on “Gladiator” and “Angel’s Blues”
Choir – The Rev Nathan Young Singers on “Missionary Man”

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