Hear Jerry Cantrell's Bluesy New Solo Song "Brighten" | Revolver

Hear Jerry Cantrell's Bluesy New Solo Song "Brighten"

Alice in Chains icon debuts title track off first solo album in nearly 20 years

Undoubtedly, one of the most anticipated albums of the fall is Jerry Cantrell's new solo LP. The Alice in Chains vocalist-guitarist announced the record, titled Brighten, back in July and offered up a moody, country-tinged lead single, "Atone," featuring former Dillinger Escape Plan singer Greg Puciato and Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan. Today (September 10th), Cantrell unveiled the album's title track, a bluesy, largely acoustic number that could sit comfortable on Alice in Chains' seminalĀ Jar of Flies EP. Stream it above via YouTube.

"It's pure rock & roll," Cantrell commented of the song. "Vince Jones, on keys, added a really great track and brought it to a new level. I can picture myself playing it on a stage for people, and it feels good. It's a big rock song."

Brighten marks Cantrell's third solo LP and his first since 2002's Degradation Trip Volumes 1 & 2. In addition to Puciato and McKagan, the album also features miscellaneous instrumentation from co-producer Tyler Bates, drumming from Gil Sharone (ex-Dillinger Escape Plan, Marilyn Manson) and many others. The track listing boasts eight original tunes and then closes with a cover of Elton John's "Goodbye," which got a ringing endorsement from the Rocket Man himself.