ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS vocalist Myles Kennedy will release his sophomore solo album, “The Ides Of March”, on May 14 via Napalm Records. Kennedy showcases the musical diversity of the album with the unveiling of the pensive ballad “Love Rain Down.” The song showcases the softer side of the upcoming album. The genesis of the track has been around for years and is reminiscent of what fans and critics were drawn to on his debut solo album “Year Of The Tiger.” The acoustic introduction builds until the band – drummer Zia Uddin and bassist/manager Tim Tournier – joins in on the second verse and rides out the rest of the track. Lyrically, Myles delivers a plea born out of the longing for answers and solace from all of the dark possibilities of the day as he sings “Let your love rain down. Let it wash away the sorrows I’ve found.” Watch the video below.
“Love Rain Down” is the fourth track released from the upcoming Napalm Records album “The Ides Of March”. While “Year Of The Tiger” was more of an acoustic exploration through Myles’ mind, “The Ides Of March” finds him strapping on his electric guitar and pushing himself as a guitarist/songwriter. Myles says about “The Ides Of March“: “Written quickly one night after having a few drinks, it was an attempt to sum up what so many of us felt during the beginning of the pandemic. We were bored, frustrated and self-medicating to avoid going stir crazy. What I like about the narrative, is it pushes the idea that if everything is going to hell, at least try and do it in a celebratory fashion.”
Pre-order “The Ides of March” here.
During his time at home due to all touring being canceled, Myles created the framework for the song ideas that would make up “The Ides Of March”. He then called up his cohorts from his “Year Of The Tiger” debut — longtime friend and drummer Zia Uddin and bassist/manager Tim Tournier — and the three musicians drove to Florida to record the album with longtime producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette.
From the slide guitar riffs of the album opener “Get Along“ to the pensive blues style of closer “Worried Mind“, it is clear that Myles has crafted a formidable follow up to his debut solo album. While “Year Of The Tiger” was more of an acoustic exploration through Myles‘s mind, “The Ides Of March” finds him strapping on his electric guitar and pushing himself as a guitarist/songwriter. Tracks like “A Thousand Words”, “Wake Me When It’s Over“ and “Moonshot” showcase the diverse musical arrangements that have garnered Myles fans globally across all of his projects. The epic “The Ides Of March“ clocks in at over seven minutes, and Myles, Tim and Zia showcase their musical chops on the track.
“The Ides Of March” track listing:
- Get Along
- A Thousand Words
- In Stride
- The Ides Of March
- Wake Me When It’s Over
- Love Rain Down
- Tell It Like It Is
- Wanderlust Begins
- Sifting Through The Fire
- Worried Mind
As things around the world continue to improve coming out of the recent global pandemic, Myles Kennedy has a few tour dates confirmed as The Ides Of March Tour with more dates to be announced. Myles will be making stops in Kansas City, MO at the Uptown Theater on June 23rd, Lincoln, NE at the Bourbon Theatre on June 24th, and as part of the Danny Wimmer events alongside Halestorm in Hoffman Estates, IL at the Now Arena on June 26th and Oshkosh, WI at the Ford Festival Park on June 27th. All shows will be socially distanced with Covid protocols in place. All information on shows and tickets can be found at www.myleskennedy.com.