NEW TRACK-BY-TRACK INTERVIEW REVEALED FOR WORLD-RENOWNED GUITARIST/COMPOSER STEVE HACKETT'S FORTHCOMING SOLO ALBUM "WOLFLIGHT" DUE OUT IN
NORTH AMERICA APRIL 7TH
(New York, NY) - On April 7th, world-renowned guitarist/composer Steve Hackett will release his brand new solo album, WOLFLIGHT, in North America via InsideOut Music. With a few weeks to go until the record's release, a new track-by-track interview with Hackett on the album's title track, taken from the special edition version of the album, has just been posted. To listen and find out more about the song and the ideas behind it, click here. A lyric video for the track "The Wheel's Turning" was also recently released and can be viewed here. Hackett had this to say about the song: "In contrast to the primal and gothic nature of much of the album, "The Wheel's Turning" has a fun and nostalgic vibe. It recaptures my childhood memories of London's Battersea Funfair which gave me hours of joy and challenge in an otherwise grey world. Take that trip back in time with me, fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride..."
WOLFLIGHT is Steve Hackett's first original solo studio album since BEYOND THE SHROUDED HORIZON in 2011. The album will be available in North America in two physical configurations, as well as digitally. Fans will have the option of purchasing WOLFLIGHT physically as a standard CD or as a deluxe version with a CD plus BluRay digipak, which will feature two bonus tracks.
The concept behind WOLFLIGHT is a new, unexplored chapter in Hackett's career. The tracks take the listener through a journey in space and time looking at the different faces of the endless fight for freedom. Wandering between parallel universes, Hackett explores contemporary and ancient cultures, from Greece ("Corycian Fire") to the Far East ("Wolflight"), the United States and Martin Luther King ("Black Thunder"), and also his very own childhood memories ("The Wheel's Turning") and the unresolved drama of domestic violence ("Love Song To A Vampire").
Steve Hackett's electric guitar plays a powerful role, although we also hear him on acoustic guitar, Arabian lute and twelve string, along with his strong lead vocals. Guest musicians include long time collaborators Roger King (keyboards & programming), Gary O'Toole (drums), Rob Townsend (sax, duduk), Nick Beggs (bass & stick) and Amanda Lehmann (harmony vocals). Malik Mansurov on tar and Sara Kovaks on didgeridoo add an extra exotic element, plus YES bassist Chris Squire plays on "Love Song To A Vampire" and Hugo Dagenhardt plays drums on "Dust and Dreams". The innovative songwriting team includes Steve Hackett, his wife Jo Hackett and Roger King.