Derek Sherinian debuted the video for his latest single this week.
Sherinian debuted the video for his new single ‘Dragonfly‘ Friday. The song is the second single from his forthcoming solo album The Phoenix while its video is the album’s first. The album is scheduled for release Sept. 18 through InsideOut music.
The debut of ‘Dragonfly’ comes less than a month after Sherinian debuted ‘Empyrean Sky,’ the album’s lead single. The arrangement at the center of ‘Dragonfly presents a distinct freeform style approach. The controlled chaos of Sherinian’s performance on the piano couples with drummer Simon Phillips’ steady time keeping and bassist Ernest Tibbs’ low end to make the song a jazz fusion style arrangement that will appeal to fans of Trioscapes.
The arrangement at the center of ‘Empyrean Sky,’ by comparison is more of a distinct prog-metal work that is grounded in Sherinian’s keyboard work, guitarist Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal’s work on guitar and ‘Phillips’ once again steady time keeping.
Along with handling drums throughout the record, Phillips also also co-produced and co-wrote the album with Sherinian. He shared his own thoughts on the record.
Pre-orders for The Phoenix are open now. Eight songs will make up the body of The Phoenix, among them a cover of Buddy Miles’ ‘Them Changes.’ It will be available as a limited edition digipack CD, 180-gram LP/CD combo pack and digital album. The record’s track listing is noted below.
1. The Phoenix
2. Empyrean Sky
3. Clouds of Ganymede
5. Temple of Helios
6. Them Changes
7. Octopus Pedigree
The Phoenix will feature guest appearances by figures, such as bassists Billy Sheehan, Tony Franklin and Jimmy Johnson and guitarists Joe Bonamassa, Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons of Apollo, Guns N’ Roses), and Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth).
Sherinian said of bringing Loureiro on board for the new album, “Kiko and I have known one another for about 20 years, but this is the first time I’ve had the opportunity to play with him.”
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