During a recent interview with Alternative Addiction, SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon spoke about his upcoming solo project, which he plans to begin work on after the band has completed the touring cycle in support of its ninth studio album, “Black Out The Sun”.
“Once this album has taken its course and SEVENDUST slows down again, I’ll start working on my solo stuff,” he said.
“I feel that life and music is like a chess game, and so I’m waiting to make my next move.”
Regarding what fans should expect from his solo material, Witherspoon said: “I think it will always have that SEVENDUST sound to it.
“When I sing and people hear my voice, I have to believe they’ll compare it to SEVENDUST, which I don’t mind, because that’s where my roots are. But I think my stuff will definitely have rock and a lot more soul. SEVENDUST has a groove, but I think I’ll be a little bit different. And I plan on not shutting the door to anyone who would want to work with me.
“I’m a lover of music and it doesn’t have to just be one way for everything.”
CALL ME NO ONE — the new project featuring SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery and drummer Morgan Rose — released its debut album, “Last Parade”, on June 5, 2012. The CD’s first single, “Biggest Fan”, was made available to purchase on iTunes on April 24, 2012.
SEVENDUST guitarist John Connolly and bassist Vince Hornsby also launched a new project, joining forces with CREED/ALTER BRIDGE drummer Scott Phillips in a new outfit called PROJECTED.
PROJECTED‘s debut disc, “Human”, was released on September 18, 2012 via Connolly‘s own Yaya Papu LLC label.