In a brand new interview with the “Thunder Underground” podcast, SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon spoke concerning the progress of the songwriting and recording classes for his long-in-the-works debut solo album. He mentioned (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Me and Sahaj [Daniel Ticotin] from the band RA, we’re writing companions. Only recently I went to Nashville and I wrote with the 4 Horsemen [Music], the writing group [including Marti Frederiksen, Zac Maloy, Blair Daly and Scott Stevens]. And in addition I simply received again from Nashville and I wrote with my buddy, nation music artist Jimmie Allen. Me and him wrote a number of songs for my album. So, yeah, I am having enjoyable, working with a few folks. I stay up for going again to Nashville. I believe I am gonna be working with my buddy David Ryan Harris, who’s a fantastic solo artist from Atlanta, Georgia that is in John Mayer‘s band. So we’re gonna do some writing for it.”
Talking concerning the musical course of his solo materials, Lajon mentioned: “It is received some heavy stuff, it is received some nation twang however soulful. It is a [collection] of simply every thing that I love to do musically.”
Concerning the opportunity of doing a little solo exhibits in help of his upcoming album, Lajon mentioned: “Completely. I am unable to wait. Persons are already speaking about it. They’re already attempting to e-book me. I used to be gonna go on a few… not ShipRocked solo. One other ship requested me to do my solo factor, and I used to be gonna go on the market on the FOZZY boat too. So hopefully by subsequent 12 months I am going to have the ability to do a few of my solo stuff.”
This previous March, Lajon instructed the 96.7 KCAL-FM radio program “Wired In The Empire” that he expects his full-length solo debut to reach “most likely this 12 months.”
In January 2021, Lajon launched a solo single, a canopy of British singer Jacob Banks‘s 2017 tune “Chainsmoking”.
In September 2020, Lajon instructed Speaking Metallic that engaged on his solo LP has been enjoyable. “I’ve not had any stress,” he mentioned. “It hasn’t been one thing that, ‘Oh, I’ve to do that.’ That is one thing I’ve accomplished alone.
“I have been working with a really shut buddy of mine, Sahaj, [who] is the lead singer from the band RA, which I believe lots of people on the market would know,” he continued. “[He’s] an unimaginable buddy and artist, and we write effectively collectively.”
Lajon acknowledged concerning the sound of his solo album: “It is rock. It is slightly little bit of heavy, however I believe it lends extra in direction of a bluesy, soulful, extra radio pleasant… I am not saying SEVENDUST is not radio pleasant, however I believe that is extra of a radio pleasant… I do not know. It is lots, lots, plenty of melody. It is cool.”
Witherspoon launched the standalone solo single “Love Track” in 2017.
SEVENDUST‘s thirteenth studio album, “Blood & Stone”, was launched in October 2020 through Rise Data. The follow-up to 2018’s “All I See Is Battle” was as soon as once more tracked at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette, who has beforehand labored with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, amongst others.