March 9 sees the release of Myles Kennedy’s debut album ‘Year of the Tiger’ so we sat down with Myles to have an amazing chat with Myles. You can hear this interview below, and how he opens up about his own losses, and once opened there was no way of stopping the emotions and raw passion that came through from writing and recording this beautiful, MUST OWN, album.
There might also be a hint of an acoustic tour Downunder!!!!
Following the recent release of the music video for the first single ‘Year Of The Tiger‘, Myles Kennedy has released a lyric video for another song from the upcoming debut solo album.
‘Haunted By Design‘ is the second track released from “Year Of The Tiger“, the upcoming album available worldwide on March 9th via Napalm Records.
The video for the song can be seen below. Fans that pre-order the download of “Year Of The Tiger” through a digital retailer will receive an instant download of the song as well as the first single.
On “Year Of The Tiger”, Myles embarks on his first venture as a solo artist by embracing musical elements and influences he hasn’t explored until this point in his career. Kennedy himself plays banjo, lap steel, bass, and mandolin in addition to guitar throughout the album. The emotional journey and personal story of Myles is captured in a bluesy-americana album with a twist of country and rock, swirling and flowing around this incredible soulful voice the world has come to know.
ABOUT MYLES KENNEDY
Myles Kennedy burst on the music scene in 1990, but it wasn’t until 1995, through his band The Mayfield Four, that he gained some notoriety. It was when the Mayfield Four toured opening for hitmakers Creed that Myles Kennedy would meet Mark Tremonti, Brian Marshall, and Scott Phillips. This meeting would eventually lead to the formation of Alter Bridge, the band that would become Myles’ calling card to the world. The band released their debut album “One Day Remains” that would end up being certified Gold by the RIAA and the band would go on to sell millions of records worldwide over the course of 5 studio albums with the band.
In 2008, the legacy of Myles Kennedy was circling the music industry and eventually found its way to members of Led Zeppelin. A now legendary story, Myles was asked to jam with Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham for a potential project that never materialized. In 2009, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash was working on a solo project and tapped Myles Kennedy to do vocals on 2 songs on that release. That partnership would lead to Myles becoming the vocalist for his other rock band, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. They have released 2 albums under that moniker. This relationship would also lead to Myles Kennedy singing for the iconic Guns N’ Roses at their Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 2012 after band founder Axl Rose was unable to attend. Through Myles’ various projects, he has appeared on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, has had music used by the WWE, Major League Baseball and NASCAR to name a few, and appeared in the motion picture Rock Star.
2018 will mark a new chapter in Myles’ career as he will be releasing his long-awaited debut solo album “Year Of The Tiger”.
The album is a whole new direction for Myles creatively and showcases the talent that has made him one of the premiere frontmen in modern music today.
“Year Of The Tiger” tracklist:
1. Year Of The Tiger
2. The Great Beyond
3. Blind Faith
4. Devil On The Wall
5. Ghost of Shangri La
6. Turning Stones
7. Haunted By Design
9. Nothing But A Name
10. Love Can Only Heal
12. One Fine Day