Alice In Chains icon Jerry Cantrell has just released new single ‘Atone’ off his first solo album in almost 2 decades, Brighten and it is absolutely majestic. The acoustic clarity, perfectly harmonised vocals and that low heavy drawling guitar tone that makes ‘Atone’ immediately identifiable as a Jerry Cantrell banger, and after a few listens it stands as one of the best songs he’s knocked out in his long and illustrious solo career.
Not short of friends our Jerry, he’s gone and recruited some of hard rock musics’ finest, most notably Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan, Killer Be Killed, The Black Queen) and Duff McKagan of Guns ‘N Roses. ‘Atone’ is a psychedelic bluesy, almost desert cowboy venture that resonates through you. Puciato’s vocals compliments Cantrell perfectly and you’d swear they’d been trading off of each other for decades.
Plus check out the Cast of Players on Brighten
Jerry Cantrell – Guitar, bass, vocals, keys
Greg Puciato – Background vocals
Duff McKagan – Bass
Gil Sharone – Drums
Abe Laboriel Jr. – Drums
Tyler Bates – Strings, percussion, guitar
Vincent Jones – Piano, keys, & strings
Jordan Lewis – Piano
Michael Rozon – Pedal steel
Lola Bates – Background vocals
Matias Ambrogi-Torres – Strings
If this track is any indication of what to expect then forthcoming album Brighten is going to be an absolute triumph.
Words by Duane James @duanejamestattoo
Brighten is due out October 29, 2021 via Nerve Gas
Jerry Cantrell – Brighten tracklist:
3. Prism of Doubt
4. Black Hearts and Evil Done
5. Siren Song
6. Had To Know
7. Nobody Breaks You