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Billy Howerdel releases new solo song, “Free and Weightless”

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A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel has released a new song called “Free and Weightless,” a track off his upcoming debut solo album, What Normal Was.

“‘Free and Weightless’ stood on its own as an instrumental demo for a year before I cracked the code on the vocals,” Howerdel shares. “It was built out of a rolling collage of loops, which isn’t something I would normally do.”

“Thematically, everything on this record is pointed at personal relationships,” he explains. “The songs are a combination of a few conversations happening in a split-screen point-of-view. No one story is ever completely singular. It’s like patchwork.”

“Free and Weightless” is available now via digital outlets. It follows the previously released single “Poison Flowers.”

What Normal Was drops June 10. Howerdel will launch a U.S. solo tour in support of the album the following day, June 11, in Ventura, California. The outing will include two dates opening for Puscifer, which, of course, is fronted by Howerdel’s APC band mate, Maynard James Keenan.

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