Myles Kennedy, one of rock music’s most distinct voices, is set to release his debut solo album, Year Of The Tiger on March 9, 2018. The album will be released worldwide via Napalm Records.
The video for the title track. Year Of The Tiger has now been released:
The music video was directed by Dan Sturgess and is based on a concept that was created from a discussion between Kennedy and his manager. It follows a reflective Kennedy as he travels through the memory of the loss of his father in 1974 – the year of the tiger.
Year Of The Tiger is currently available for pre-order in various bundle configurations at: http://smarturl.it/YearOfTheTiger-NPR
Fans that order the album digitally will receive an instant download of the song “Year Of The Tiger”. The song is also available at all streaming services today including Spotify and Apple Music.
On Year Of The Tiger, Kennedy 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.
His appreciation for the blues and acoustic based music can be heard throughout the 12-song concept record inspired by the loss of his father when he was a child.
The multi instrumentalist played lap steel, mandolin, banjo and bass in addition to the guitar on the record. This shift in instrumentation helped create a new sonic canvas that some might consider a departure from the high gain wall of sound Kennedy has been associated with. Examples of this can be heard throughout the record, from the hypnotic drone of the title track, to the intricate finger style approach of “Haunted By Design” and “Ghost Of Shangri La”.
Year of the Tiger is a personal story framed in a new context from an artist willing to take chances. It’s also a story that took decades to summon up the courage to tell.
The track listing for 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