Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge says he’s spent his entire time under quarantine working in his home studio on his second solo album.
Kennedy tells Offstage With DWP, “We finished up a run in the States, Alter Bridge did, in February. And I think at that point, I kind of saw the writing on the wall with what could happen with this pandemic and whatnot. So I was, like, ‘Well, there’s a chance I could be home for a while, so I’m just gonna get right to work.’ That was, like, 12 weeks ago or whatever. So I’ve been just in here working non-stop.”
Kennedy adds that the project is slightly different that his acoustic-based solo debut, Year of the Tiger. “There are acoustic elements. There’s definitely still that element of a lot of slide guitar, a lot of lap steel, ’cause I just love how emotive both those are. But it definitely rocks a little more. There’s no doubt about it — this is more of a rock record, with kind of a heavy R&B undercurrent at times as well. There’s even one song — if it makes the record — which is a full-on Motown thing.”
Kennedy expects to release the album next year.