MUSIC DIRECTOR'S BLOG
Incubus lead singer to release solo album!
Even though Incubus is working on new music...
Lead singer Brandon Boyd is releasing a solo album.
Here's the press release!
INCUBUSâ BRANDON BOYD RELEASES SOLO ALBUM,Â THE WILD TRAPEZEÂ INCUBUSÂ HEADS BACK INTO THE STUDIOÂ Â Â Â Â New York, NYÂ âÂ With a career thatâs spanned almost two decades, six albums, a handful of EPâs and DVDâs and a Greatest Hits album which has chronicled it all under his belt as lead singer of the multi-platinum selling bandÂ Incubus,Â Brandon Boyd and Epic Records are pleased to announce the July 6thÂ release of Brandonâs first solo album entitled,Â The Wild Trapeze.Â Fans can purchaseÂ a limited edition CD that ships with a personal letter and T-shirt featuring hand drawn artwork byÂ BrandonÂ atÂ www.thewildtrapeze.com. The album is also exclusively available digitally on the iTunes Store.Â Â Â Â âThis group of songs was born of a very different process than the many my band and I have been employing for our almost two decades at work now.Â The Wild TrapezeÂ began as pot induced meanderings on my dusty acoustic guitar while Incubus was off of the road, and has slowly been morphing into things that I originally could never have imaginedÂ ,Â "Â says Brandon Boyd. âSo much of my identity, both personally and creatively has been attached to and related to Incubus. For better or worse! And I do believe that every person in every corner of the world asks themselves at some point on their ride, âWho am Iâ¦today?âThe Wild TrapezeÂ is an exercise in self reliance."Â In keeping withÂ Brandonâs vision to make this album his very own and whatÂ BrandonÂ calls âMusic for Musicâs Sakeâ, he controlled the making ofÂ The Wild Trapeze.Â BrandonÂ penned every track off the album and performed practically every instrument heard. He designed the albumâs artwork and co-directed the video for track, âRunaway Trainâ (available atÂ music.AOL.comÂ today) with esteemed photographer Brantley Gutierrez. When it came to producing the album,Â BrandonÂ could think of no one better suited for the task than renowned producer, Dave Fridmann (MGMT, The Flaming Lips) and set forth to record the album in Upstate NY over the past few months.
Up next for Brandon Boyd, another Incubus studio album. The quintet that is Incubus (vocalist Brandon Boyd, guitarist Mike Einziger, bassist Ben Kenney, DJ Chris Kilmore and drummer Jose Pasillas) will head back into the studio later this summer to begin writing and recording a new studio album, tentatively scheduled for a 2011 release.Â