Alice in Chains guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell has released a new song called “Atone.”
The track, which premiered via RollingStone.com, is the first single off Cantrell’s upcoming solo album Brighten, which is due out October 29.
According to Rolling Stone, Brighten will feature guest spots from artists including Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Greg Puciato of Dillinger Escape Plan. It was co-produced by film composer and former Marilyn Manson band member Tyler Bates.
You’ll also find a cover of the 1971 Elton John song “Goodbye,” which was personally approved by the Rocket Man himself.
“Out of respect to Elton, I wouldn’t include it unless he said it was OK,” Cantrell says. “He’d played piano on [the 2009 Alice in Chains song] ‘Black Gives Way to Blue,’ which I wrote for Layne [Staley], so I reached out to Elton, he listened to it, and told me, ‘You should absolutely use it.'”
Brighten is Cantrell’s first solo album since 2002. Here’s the track list:
“Prism of Doubt”
“Black Hearts and Evil Done”
“Had to Know”
“Nobody Breaks You”
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