Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy has announced plans to release a 12-song solo album, Year Of The Tiger, in 2018. The album was produced by longtime Alter Bridge producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette.
In a recent interview with Metal Wani, Kennedy described Year Of The Tiger as "probably the closest thing to a full-on concept record that I've ever written. I mean, the story is congruent throughout the entire . . . It basically tells a story from start to finish, and it documents when my father passed away when I was a kid and basically what happened after that with my mom, my brother and I — it tells that story," he said. "So it's a full-on concept from start to finish."
"Year Of The Tiger definitely has much more of a blues-based vibe. Though I started the first record wanting to keep it more acoustically based . . . Sometimes you get in a studio and you have all these . . . With multi-tracking, with Pro Tools and all the toys available, it's kind of like the sky is the limit as far as what you do from a production standpoint. So songs that started out very acoustic-based and very stripped down then grew into something different. So what I tried to be very aware of on Year Of The Tiger, and Elvis as well, my producer, was to kind of tie our hands and keep things limited as far as how many tracks we could use. We went straight to tape for the majority of the record. So it was really just the idea of 'less is more' and trying to take that approach to making the album."
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