For the past few years, Myles Kennedy has alternated between fronting Slash’s band and his main gig with Alter Bridge. The singer has frequently discussed working on a solo album and it looks like the disc will finally arrive on March 9, 2018.
The album is called Year of the Tiger, and Kennedy says it’s “probably the closest thing to a full-on concept record I’ve ever written.”
He went on to explain, “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, so it’s a full-on concept from start to finish.”
As for what fans can expect musically, the singer states, “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.”
Look for Myles Kennedy’s Year of the Tiger coming in 2018, and by the looks of a recent Facebook post, the first video may already be in the works.