Iconic singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Alice In Chains co-founder JerryCantrell today announces the release of the title track from his new LP ‘Brighten.’ The full LP will be released on October 29, 2021 and is available for pre-order and pre-save HERE. Watch the video for the new track below.
Talking about “Brighten”, Jerry says, “Pretty early on, I knew “Brighten” was the cornerstone track of the album, and it seemed to fit the body of work as a title. There’s plenty of darkness and edge, but there’s also some light, space, and good vibes.”
The video, directed by GilbertTrejo, son of renowned actor Danny Trejo, is loosely based on the fabled “Lotus Eaters” from Homer’s Odyssey. It depicts a story of a man having a psychedelic experience as a result of eating flowers; a “Lotus Eater” is a person who spends their time indulging in instant gratification, pleasure and luxury rather than dealing with anything practical. The story is interspersed with an impassioned live performance from Jerry, TylerBates on bass, Greg Puciato on backing vocals and guitar, drummer AbeLaborielJr., and pianist Vincent Jones.
Over the past year, he co-produced Brighten with film composer Tyler Bates [300, John Wick], and Paul Fig (long-time Engineer). Reflecting a classic spirit, they welcomed a dynamic cast of supporting players including, Duff McKagan [Guns N’ Roses, Loaded] on select bass tracks, Greg Puciato [Dillinger Escape Plan] contributing to backing vocals and drummers Gil Sharone and Abe Laboriel Jr. (Paul McCartney). Additional musicians on the album include, pedal steel master Michael Rozon, Vincent Jones on piano, Wurlitzer, and organ, Jordan Lewis on piano, Matias Ambrogi-Torres on strings, and Lola Bates on select additional backing vocals. Joe Barresi [Tool, Queens of the Stone Age] handled the mixing of Brighten.
Brighten is available for pre-order everywhere and limited edition “Brighten” single merch and vinyl is available via Jerry’s webstore now.
‘Brighten’ Track List 1. Atone 2. Brighten 3. Prism of Doubt 4. Black Hearts and Evil Done 5. Siren Song 6. Had To Know 7. Nobody Breaks You 8. Dismembered 9. Goodbye