CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti will release his debut solo album, “All I Was”, in July via Fret 12.
Audio samples of three songs from the CD — “So You’re Afraid”, “The Things I’ve Seen” and “You Waste Your Time” — are available for streaming below.
Tremonti handles all lead vocals on the CD, with additional contributions from Eric Friedman (backing vocals, guitar, bass) and Garrett Whitlock (drums).
Tremonti recently said that his upcoming solo album will be heavier than both CREED and ALTER BRIDGE — and contain even more lead guitar solos than he does with either group. Speaking with ARTISTdirect, Tremonti explained, “It’s a dynamic record. It’s probably heavier than either CREED or ALTER BRIDGE, but it’s still melody-driven. Most of the stuff is more up-tempo and heavy-riffing though. I had to write eleven solos for this record so it took me a long time. There’s lots of soloing.”
With regards to his vocal performance on the CD, Tremonti told IHeartGuitarBlog.com, “It’s the first time I’ve ever sang on a record, so it was a good challenge for me. . . I’ve always been a songwriter, so I’ve sung while I was playing, but I write in my falsetto, so I’m hitting very high notes and all over the place, but I’ve always had a low range, so for my solo stuff I tune it way down. Y’know, I just never had the confidence before. I think the more I’ve sang over the years, the more I’ve developed the confidence in my voice, and I’m finally ready to do it on my own. But it’s a whole different world.”
A 30-second video clip in which Tremonti introduces his solo band — comprised of Eric Friedman on guitar, Brian Marshall (CREED, ALTER BRIDGE) on bass, and Garrett Whitlock on drums — can be seen below.