Myles Kennedy Releases Title Track & Video From Upcoming Sophomore Solo Album The Ides Of March
Building upon the excitement from the announcement of his sophomore album The Ides Of March last month, Myles Kennedy is releasing its title track to the masses. “The Ides Of March” is the longest song on the album clocking in at 7:39 and showcases the musicianship of Kennedy and cohorts – longtime friend and drummer Zia Uddin and bassist/manager Tim Tournier. The band stretch out musically as Kennedy sings an ominous warning “beware the ides of March.” A video for the track can be seen here: https://youtu.be/hAD_82BD7k4.
“From a lyrical standpoint, the first half serves as a warning. It paints a picture of a very dark dystopian future. The title is a reference to Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and the cautionary phrase, ‘Beware the Ides of March.’ The second half breaks from the bleak outlook to remind us that we can do better if we remember who we are and what we were meant to be. Cool heads prevail in times of change.”
Never a musician to waste any precious time, Alter Bridge and Slash and the Conspirators vocalist Myles Kennedy used the recent pandemic to finalize his sophomore solo album. During his time at home due to all touring being canceled, Myles created the framework for the song ideas that would make up The Ides Of March. From the slide guitar riffs of the album opener “Get Along” to the pensive blues style of closer “Worried Mind,” it is clear that Myles has crafted a formidable follow up to his debut solo album. While Year Of The Tiger was more of an acoustic exploration through Myles’ mind, The Ides Of March finds him strapping on his electric guitar and pushing himself as a guitarist/songwriter. Tracks like “A Thousand Words,” “Wake Me When It’s Over” and “Moonshot” showcase the diverse music arrangements that has garnered Myles fans globally across all of his projects. The Ides Of March was produced by longtime collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette and is slated for release on May 14th via Napalm Records.
The Ides Of March tracklisting:
1) Get Along
2) A Thousand Words
3) In Stride
4) The Ides of March
5) Wake Me When It’s Over
6) Love Rain Down
7) Tell It Like It Is
9) Wanderlust Begins
10) Sifting Through The Fire
11) Worried Mind
The Ides Of March is now available for pre-order in various configurations. Fans that pre-order The Ides Of March digitally will receive instant downloads of ‘The Ides Of March” and the current single “In Stride.” All versions of The Ides Of March can be ordered here: https://smarturl.it/MK-TheIdesOfMarch.