My new solo album is a few days away from being mixed, and I have decided on the title which is...
STONE PUSHING UPHILL MAN
I wrote a description of the album for my Japanese record company, and they put it up on their site: http://www.whd.co.jp/specials/detail/41
I've been listening to the new songs everyday as the mixing engineer finishes them, and I am convinced that this album contains the most guitar-face moments of any album that I have done. Many of the tunes are covers where I'm playing the vocal lines on guitar. You may have heard a taste of this from the Video Messages that I make here at the school, but this is the deepest that I've even gone into this melodic and expressive style. And of course I couldn't resist playing lots of standing-on-top-of-a-volcano-with-notes-exploding-in-the-air soloing as well.
There are also three new original songs, including the title track, "Stone Pushing Uphill Man." This is the only song where I am singing with my voice (instead of the guitar), and I put a long face-melting guitar solo in there too.
The album will be released in Japan this summer, and I'll keep you posted as I get release information in other countries.
Get ready for "Stone Pushing Uphill Man"!