Steve Lukather and The Players Club / Mascot Label Group present ‘Serpent Soul‘, the second track featured on Luke’s upcoming new studio album ‘I Found The Sun Again‘. The video presents the photos and video content captured in the recording studio by Mini Carlsson when the album was tracked.
In reference to ‘Serpent Soul‘, Luke offers, “You can fucking figure out who the song is about.” Luke, and Toto singer Joseph Williams will both release solo albums simultaneously on February 26, 2021. Both artists made significant contributions to the other’s album.
Steve Lukather’s solo album, ‘I Found The Sun Again‘ was co-produced by Ken Freeman, who also both engineered and mixed the new collection. The players feature many dignitaries that have been in Luke’s life for decades. Amongst those are drummer Greg Bissonette, keyboardist Jeff Babko, and bassists Jorgen Carlsson and John Pierce. Life-long friend and Toto band-mate David Paich performs piano and organ across the album, while Joseph Williams sang on multiple tracks alongside writing string and horn arrangements and tracking keys on ‘Run To Me‘, which Paich and Williams co-wrote. Friend and band leader of the All-Starrs, Ringo Starr makes a special appearance on the recording and in the video. Other co-writers include Stan Lynch, Jeff Babko, and of course Joseph Williams.
Luke shares, “Never had so much fun recording in my life. Painless, fun and easy – and it just flowed.” The album features five new originals, and three covers personally selected by Luke. Those are Traffic’s ‘Low Spark of High Heeled Boys‘, Joe Walsh’s ‘Welcome To The Club‘, and Robin Trower’s ‘Bridge of Sighs‘. Lukather offers in the liner notes, “ALL these tracks were cut LIVE – no clix – no fix – No rehearsal – one run thru – and record and the whole record was take 2. I did double a few guitar parts and ‘produced up’ a few tunes that are obvious but in the same time frame. I recorded the lead vocal right after we got the take same day. One song a day. Joe took it home and did some background vocals but that’s it. I wanted to make as honest a record as I could in 2020 with 1970’s inspiration, and recording values, and techniques with a modern sound. Ken did that!”
A portion of the proceeds from this album will be directed to The Ed Asner Family Center for Autism. For more information please visit https://www.edasnerfamilycenter.org/ .
Toto will stage a global livestream event on November 21. For detail visit www.totoofficial.com or link.dice.fm/toto.
About Steve Lukather:
Over the course of five decades Steve Lukather has placed an indelible stamp on pop culture. Alongside his tenure as the only member of Toto to never take a hiatus from the band, he has performed on thousands of albums as a session musician. Amongst these musical contributions are some of the most successful, influential and enduring records of all-ime including Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Additionally, he released a memoir titled The Gospel According To Luke which was a global best-seller. He continues to be Toto’s band leader, a member of Ringo’s All-Starr Band, and a solo artist performing with multiple ensembles which include Nerve Bundle and Toxic Monkey.
Toto has enjoyed a celebrated resurgence over the last several years tied to the band’s 40th Anniversary, wherein over a thirty-month period they performed for millions of fans across North America, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. The band’s repertoire has been streamed over a billion times, while album sales exceed 40 million copies. Simply, Toto is one of the few 70’s bands that have endured the changing trends and styles, and 45 years in to a career enjoy a multi-generational fan base. For a complete discography, and more information click here: http://www.stevelukather.com/
1. Along For The Ride
2. Serpent Soul
3. The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
4. Journey Through
5. Welcome To The Club
6. I Found The Sun Again
7. Run To Me
8. Bridge Of Sighs
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