Brett Anderson announces solo album details…
BRETT ANDERSON has revealed that he will release his debut solo album in 2006.
The former Suede singer and current frontman of The Tears has confirmed that the album will be a low-key release, and has said that it is nearly completed.
“I’m literally about to go to the studio and finish off my solo album,” he explained. “I kind of half finished it a year ago and I’ve been living with it and we’re just putting a few final touches to it. It should be released next year and I’m very proud of it.”
Anderson added: “(It will probably be released) early next year in between the two Tears albums. Once I’ve finished touring The Tears album I’ll just put it out. It’s not going be a big push or anything, but I think it’s a really good record.”
The singer reunited with former Suede bandmate Bernard Butler last year to form The Tears. The band released their debut album ’Here Come The Tears’ in June.
Speaking about how his solo record and ’Here Come The Tears’ differ, Anderson told Xfm that there is no electric guitar on his new project.
He said: “There’s no electric guitars, simply no electric guitars. Well, there are bits but they’re used for textures. I played all the guitars on it and it’s a very important record for me to have made. I co-wrote all the songs with a guy called Fred Bull who was in a band called Pleasure. He’s a mate and we started writing together and it went really well so we just made the record.”
“It’s very sad and quite dark and it feels incredibly natural,” Anderson added. “I’m not writing songs to get on the radio, it has a very natural poise that just feels right. Last year I was writing The Tears’ and this album at the same time.”
Anderson also explained that that despite working on two records, there were no split loyalties between his solo work and The Tears.
He said: “There were certain ideas that might not work with The Tears. And you can’t weld a lyrical idea onto a piece of music if it doesn’t have any sympathy, and it’s important that when you’re writing the lyrics feel like they’re in sympathy with the music. There’s a couple of cross-over points (between the two records) where trainspotters might spot I was writing them at the same time, but I kept them as separate as I could.
”All the musicians are people I’ve never worked with before. But I played most of it. No guests, no gimmicks, just good stuff. I haven’t wheeled Dr Dre into the studio to remix it. That definitely wouldn’t be worth hearing.”