Guitar legend Steve Vai
has announced plans to release his next solo album. "The Story Of Light
" will be available on August 14, featuring 10 melodic instrumentals and two songs featuring female vocalists. The project is the second part of a operatic trilogy, which will include lyrics and narration.
According to a press release, "The Story Of Light" "follows the journey of a man driven mad by grief, intertwining tragedy, revelation, enlightenment, and redemption.
" Part one of the trilogy was the 2005 album "Real Illusions: Reflections
", and part three will come at a later date. All our released on Favored Nations Entertainment, the label Vai founded in 1999.
"I'm always pursuing knowledge, I'm a seeker of spiritual equilibrium - and music is a big part of that,
" the guitarist says. "I've been obsessed with these kinds of ideas for years.
will sing on a song called "No More Amsterdam
", and season one "The Voice
" finalist Beverly McClellan
will sing "John The Revelator
", a track inspired by Blind Wilie Johnson
, who also makes a postmortem appearance.
"The Story Of Light" is available for preorder at Vai's website
. It's his 16th album, and the first since the 2009 live album "Where The Wild Things Are
". According to the press release, Vai will begin a tour of North America on Aug. 15 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Thanks for the report to UltimateClassicRock.com