Eerste voorsmaakje van nieuwe Steve Vai

De meester-gitarist is aan zijn tiende studio-album toe.

Op 28 januariĀ brengt Steve Vai via Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group 'Inviolate' uit op cd en digitaal. De lp volgt dan op 18 maart. Nu is er al Little PrettyĀ dat hieronder kan worden beluisterd.

Over de single en de Gretsch waarmee het nummer quasi-helemaal werd ingespeeld, zegt Vai: "It's on the wall with all the other guitars, and I'd always just look at it and go, 'One day I'm going to play you'. In writing the chord changes for the solo section, and the solo itself, I dug deep into my academic music theory mind to create a set of chord changes where the harmonic atmosphere shifted on every change. The dense chord structures required a series of synthetic modes to navigate. This approach is along the lines of jazz and fusion players, but I knew I did not want it to sound anything like that and the solo had to be totally melodic. The results were pretty powerful in that the entire solo section evokes melodic atmospheric changes that shift dramatically but work together well."

'Inviolate' is de opvolger van 'Modern Primitive' uit 2016.

3 december 2021
Patrick Van Gestel