Manic Street Preacher man reveals all about solo project

But it won’t mean the end for the Manics

Manic Street Preachers singer James Dean Bradfield is set to release his debut solo album ’The Great Western’ on July 24.

It will be proceeded by a single ’That’s No Way To Tell A Lie’ on July 10.

“I just realised…I actually really enjoyed it a lot. Seeing ‘Words and Music by James Dean Bradfield’ written down actually made me feel happy. For once I’ve lost a bit of my insecurity,” the singer said.

The mostly-self played album was recorded in Wales, Berlin and London. Although he is busy with his own solo project, Manics bassist/lyricist Nicky Wire penned the lyrics for song ’Bad Boys And Painkillers’.

The album also contains a cover of Jacques Brel’s ’To See A Friend In Tears’.

The Welsh threesome are also busy at work on the follow up to 2004’s ’Lifeblood’.