With a resume that includes co-founding the band Eleven and collaborations with Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures, Chris Cornell, Mark Lanegan, and Spinnerette (Brody Dalle’s latest project) among numerous others, Alain Johannes has already established himself as a gifted and prolific musical talent.
However, his forthcoming solo debut Spark (August 31st; Dangerbird Records/Rekords Rekords) is where Johannes’ strengths as a songwriter, vocalist, producer, and multi-instrumentalist are finally showcased all at once.
Queens of the Stone Age/Them Crooked Vultures frontman Josh Homme, whose label Rekords Rekords will co-release Spark with Dangerbird Records, says: “Alain’s record is the total embodiment of what the label stands for–the war against endorsing mediocrity and the uncensored attempt to take a leap off the musical cliff. Spark is a stunning examination of figuring out what you do when someone’s gone, and it’s utterly breathtaking.”
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