Former Jane's Addiction/Porno For Pyros frontman Perry Farrell's long-delayed solo debut for Virgin, "Song Yet to be Sung," is finally set for a June 19 release. It was reported as near completion as
Former Jane's Addiction/Porno For Pyros frontman Perry Farrell's long-delayed solo debut for Virgin, "Song Yet to be Sung," is finally set for a June 19 release. It was reported as near completion as early as March of last year, when Farrell described the music as "ancient global music married to beautiful modern technology," and added, "I've found salvation in the expansiveness of electronica."
"Song Yet to be Sung" lives up to both statements with its liberal use of polyrhythmic beats and shimmery guitar and keyboard tones, bolstered by Farrell's trademark high-pitched, effects-laden vocals. The "expansiveness" Farrell speaks of is expressed in open soundscapes like "Nua Nua" and the meandering title track. He also tries his hand at a dancehall-style toasting rap on the bass-heavy "Admit I."
Although "Song Yet to be Sung" is Farrell's first full-length solo album, in late 1999, Warner Bros. issued the contract-fulfilling "Rev," featuring two solo Farrell tracks alongside a greatest-hits collection of songs from both of his former bands.
Meanwhile, rumors are swirling that Jane's Addiction may be planning yet another reunion tour. Though nothing official has been announced, the band will be one of the featured acts at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, set for April 28 in Indio, Calif. A warm-up gig April 26 in Santa Barbara, Calif., is also confirmed.
Jane's Addiction has been silent since its 1997 "Relapse" tour, for which original members Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, and drummer Stephen Perkins teamed with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. The same lineup will be onstage for the two California shows..