Steve Vai has given fans a taster of his new album 'The Story Of
Light' after posting a brand new song on his website. Listen
The new track "Gravity Storm" see's Vai back in fine form and
features some of his heaviest work to date with some interesting
bending riffs. We at iGuitar can't wait to hear the full album
after hearing this.
Although The Story of Light is largely instrumental, the album
does feature guest vocalists including singer-songwriter Aimee
Mann-dueting with Vai on "No More Amsterdam," which she also
co-wrote-and Beverly McClellan, a season one finalist on The Voice.
McClellan appears on "John the Revelator," a track inspired
by a vintage recording of blues singer Blind Willie Johnson, whose
acid-soaked vocals are in the mix as well. Other highlights
include the title track (which opens the album), "Gravity Storm,"
"The Moon and I," and "Velorum."
Throughout, three-time GRAMMY-winner Vai's lead guitar is as
lyrically resonant as it is technically masterful, his licks and
solos bending sounds and in listeners' minds in equal measure.
The Story of Light follows the journey of a man driven mad by
grief, intertwining tragedy, revelation, enlightenment, and
"I'm always pursuing knowledge, I'm a seeker of spiritual
equilibrium-and music is a big part of that," says Vai. "I've been
obsessed with these kinds of ideas for years." Looking ahead, Vai
envisions a third set of songs that will unravel the mysteries and
reveal truths that swirl through both The Story of Light and Real
Illusions: Reflections. The completed trilogy, intended to be
cinematic-even operatic-in scope, will include lyrics and
The Story of Light is available as of today for online pre-sale
orders. This special pre-sale selection of bundled packages
is offered exclusively through Vai's website, www.Vai.com, where
complete details on the products and ordering information are
available. Each package includes an instant download of a
track from the new album personally selected by Vai, "Gravity
Following up the 2009 live album Where The Wild Things Are, The
Story of Light is Vai's 16th solo effort. In support of its
release, Vai will begin a tour of North America on August 15th in
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, accompanied by his band-who are also
featured on the new album: Dave Weiner (guitar), Jeremy Colson
(drums), Philip Bynoe (bass), and Deborah Hensen (harp, vocals,
For more information visit the website here: www.vai.com
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