The upcoming first solo album by Fates Warning vocalist Ray Alder “What The Water Wants” will be released worldwide on October 18th, 2019.via Inside Out Music. Today marks the release of the album’s second single “Crown Of Thorns”. You can check it out in a video clip directed by Manuel Giménez / MG Media Productions below.
Ray Alder checked in with the following comment about the song: “In doing a solo album I wanted to try and write songs that I wouldn’t normally do with Fates Warning. I wanted to show a different side of what I’m about vocally. This song “Crown Of Thorns” to me is sort of an homage to the 70’s singers and bands I listened to while growing up, where a lot of the focus was on the melody. From the very beginning I found this song super interesting because of the bass line that repeats throughout the entire song. Everything is written around it, so that the melody of the vocals has to flow around it as well. This is one of my favorite tracks from the solo album, and not just because it is so different.”
Ray Alder’s “What The Water Wants” album includes 10 melodic and versatile songs created with assistance from guitarists Mike Abdow (Fates Warning touring member) and Tony Hernando (Lords Of Black) as well as drummer Craig Anderson (Ignite, Crescent Shield). The album was mixed by Simone Mularoni (Rhapsody, Michael Romeo, DGM).
The album track-list is as follows:
2. Crown Of Thorns
3. Some Days
5. Under Dark Skies
6. A Beautiful Lie
7. The Road
9. What The Water Wanted
10. The Killing Floor
11. The Road (Acoustic Version) * Bonus Track
You can pre-order the album in its various formats here.