Brighten album is due Oct 29th
Alice In Chains co-founder Jerry Cantrell releases “Siren Song”, the third and final song before next week’s release of his project, Brighten, due October 29th.
“Siren Song” begins with a soft, finger-picked acoustic guitar, as a lead into the heavy distorted sound that follows. Cantrell’s soaring vocals take listeners on an epic journey, “She don’t lie she walks on. A passerby in a dream. You feel as though it’ll never die. In my dark you are the light. Funny how the feeling never goes. When I’m wrong you are the right. Carry the memory in my soul.”
Over the past year, Cantrell co-produced Brighten with film composer Tyler Bates [300, John Wick], and Paul Fig (long-time engineer). Reflecting a classic spirit, they welcomed a dynamic cast of supporting players including, Duff McKagan [Guns N’ Roses, Loaded] on select bass tracks, Greg Puciato [Dillinger Escape Plan] contributing to backing vocals and drummers Gil Sharone and Abe Laboriel, Jr. (Paul McCartney). Additional musicians on the album include, pedal steel master Michael Rozon, Vincent Jones on piano, Wurlitzer, and organ, Jordan Lewis on piano, Matias Ambrogi-Torres on strings, and Lola Bates on select additional backing vocals. Joe Barresi [Tool, Queens of the Stone Age] handled the mixing of Brighten.
Cantrell will embark on a North American tour on March 24, 2022 in support of the project. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.
The tour kicks off at the legendary First Avenue in Minneapolis and will wind its way across the country hitting major cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, NY, Philadelphia, Seattle and Los Angeles to name a few.
Gibson Custom Shop recently announced the release of the limited edition Jerry Cantrell “Wino” Les Paul Custom guitar, the guitar marks the first official collaboration with Gibson luthiers and the legendary singer, songwriter, guitarist, who signed with the company in January 2020.