Alice In Chains’ William DuVall announces new solo album 11.12.21. Live-In-Studio Nashville For June 2022 Release, Shares New Song And Video “Rockslide”
William DuVall, well known as the co-vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Seattle-based rock band Alice In Chains, has announced a new solo album, titled 11.12.21. Live-In-Studio Nashville. The project is set to release on June 10. In anticipation of the new project, William DuVall released a single and music video titled “Rockslide”.
As the title suggests, 11.12.21 will be a live album recorded at the Welcome to 1979 studio in Nashville, Tennessee, recorded entirely in analog in 40 minutes. leprp quotes Duvall’s explanation of the album’s production, stating that “I broke a record last year. Literally. No computers, no tape. Just a needle cutting grooves straight into a disc of plastic lacquer as we played live. The “we” in question is myself on 6 (and vocals), the great Jeffrey Blount on 4, and the phenomenal Greyson Nekrutman on drums. The musician explains that the recording featured “four songs per side, no dead air and no breaks (except to change the lacquer between sides)”. He concludes by describing the project as “an album recorded and mixed in just under 40 minutes but lit by many lives”. See the project tracklist below.
11.12.21. Live-In-Studio Nashville Track list
01. The Last Light
02. The 3 Wishes
04. The Fire Descends
06. So Divine
07. Warm white
08. Flying blind
“Rockslide” is the first taste of the project DuVall has offered, giving fans a good taste of what he plans to drop in June. Driven by monstrous riffs played throughout most of the song, “Rockslide” is a very aggressive and dynamic track. DuVall’s high-pitched vocals fit well with the mostly low-pitched riffs played by guitar and bass. Overall, the album’s raw and straightforward live production serves this debut single well, adding to the energy and atmosphere of the aggressive track.
Watch the official music video for “Rockslide” via YouTube below.
11.12.21. Live-In-Studio Nashville will follow William DuVall’s previous solo album, only one.
Photo credit: Raymond Flotat