Incubus Singer Brandon Boyd Finishes Solo Album

His second solo effort is produced by Brendan O'Brien and due to be released this summer.

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While Incubus are on hiatus, the band members have been keeping busy recently. Billboard caught up with vocalist Brandon Boyd who revealed that he just completed his second solo album.

"I wrote it and recorded it with Brendan O'Brien," says Boyd who is currently in the process of securing a record label on which to release it. The plan, according to Boyd, is to release the project sometime this summer. "I'm ready for it to come out now but there is all this logistical stuff that has to take place before it can come out. That part kind of sucks," he joked.

As far as what fans can expect, Boyd gave Billboard his "literal description" of how he would explain the record:

"It's awesome. When you hear it, you'll probably be reminded of sailors riding unicorns and unicorns farting beautiful gift making elves and things like that rainbows, pots of gold... stuff like that."

Following the album's release, Boyd says he will most likely go out on a solo tour. He told that he'd love to share the stage with The Rolling Stones or U2, adding that he is anxious to get out on the road. "I'll open for anybody. I'll play for anybody... whoever will have me."

In addition to his personal projects, Boyd says that the Incubus hiatus is giving his fellow bandmates a chance to pursue things they've had on the backburner:

"I know that Chris Kilmore has been doing a lot of DJ gigs and has been making a name for himself doing so. Mike Einziger just scored an independent film that's coming out this week I think. Ben Kenney is making another solo record on the east coast. Everyone is keeping busy."

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    His description was awesome haha. Anyway, good to hear that these guys keep busy, looking forward to hear the album.
    Can't wait for this. Some amazing songs on The Wild Trapeze. I just hope the production is a little smoother. The overall sound on the last album was just a bit say the least.
    I agree. It really sounded like the acoustic he was playing had strings that were deader than hell. That always bugs the crap out of me.
    HOW ABOUT MAKING A DECENT INCUBUS ALBUM? Sorry, had to get that out there.
    I really wish they could revert back to the S.C.I.E.N.C.E. days. Ahhhh a man dream though. lol
    Not that I completely hate the last albums, every one has a few decent songs (imo), but yes, what you said or Make Yourself days. Even Morning View haha.
    Just like Incubus' last album, this one will surely suck just as much.
    just as much as any incubus album you mean
    Hotdogs585- Serious question: Does the "585" mean you are from Rochester, NY? BTW, I didn't downvote you. lol
    585 is just a random number i chose out of the blue so unfortunately im not from NY, but i am from the east coast. and i dont mind being downvoted im just trolling so of course ill be downvoted lol.
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