Myles Kennedy’s Solo Album ‘Year of the Tiger’ Set to Arrive in 2018
Since Myles Kennedy first mentioned the idea of a solo album back in 2009, fans have been anxiously awaiting what the Alter Bridge frontman would come up with. Now the weight of anticipation has finally been lifted as Kennedy has revealed that his solo debut, Year of the Tiger, will be released on March 9 through Napalm Records.
The 12-track offering finds Kennedy exploring new sonic realms, branching out from the heavier sounds of Alter Bridge and Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. There's a narrative to Year of the Tiger and the musician expands his role beyond guitar and singing as he plays banjo, lap steel, bass, and mandolin as well.
"[The album] 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, so it's a full-on concept from start to finish," Kennedy told Metal-Wani in a recent interview when discussing the album. The singer added, "Year of the Tiger definitely has much more of a blues-based vibe ... the instrumentation is certainly somewhat of a departure. I tried to veer away from any sort of high-gain wall of sound. There's plenty of resonator guitar, mandolin… there's even banjo, a lot of lap steel. So it's definitely different from what I've done."
Myles Kennedy, Year of the Tiger
- Year Of The Tiger
- The Great Beyond
- Blind Faith
- Devil On The Wall
- Ghost of Shangri La
- Turning Stones
- Haunted By Design
- Nothing But A Name
- Love Can Only Heal
- One Fine Day