There are various things that artists use for inspiration for songs and music, however the incredibly personal basis for Ray Wilson’s new album is sincerely beautiful and melancholy. The former Genesis and Stiltskin singer’s fifth album is an ode to the unfortunate loss of his dear friend James Lewis combining soul baring storytelling with grief.
“The meaning of life is the journey: this album encapsulate the journey” state’s Wilson. He then elaborates: “This album was written to inspire. When you feel like giving in, when you feel you are losing the will to keep pushing or fighting. This was written to help you dig deep, and fight for joy and peace in your life”.
The 16 minute preview above encompasses the tracklisting below.
01. Old Book on the Shelf
02. Over my Dead Body
03. Cold Light of the Day
04. Song for a Friend
05. How Long is too Long
06. Not Long till Springtime
07. Backseat Driving
08. Parallel Souls
09. Tried and Failed
10. High Hopes
You can order the album (released June 3rd) at:
This is the first solo album in several years from Wilson and his newest project since his orchestral ensemble backed ‘Genesis Classic’ Tour. The preview displays the acoustic guitar tracks with Wilson’s raspy tone working wonders. We can’t wait to listen to the whole thing.