Ian Brown has continued the lead-up to the forthcoming release of his new solo album Ripples by sharing the record’s second single, the chilled out From Chaos To Harmony, which features Brown playing wah-wah guitar. You can check out the brand new track below.
The Stone Roses frontman’s seventh studio album is set for release on 1 February through Virgin/EMI. He first announced its imminent arrival back in October along with its lead single ‘First World Problems’. Ripples’ release marks Brown’s first solo album since 2009’s My Way.
Ripples has been produced by Brown and he’s written the majority of the LP’s tracks himself, including From Chaos To Harmony. Three of the tracks were co-written with his sons, while one of the tracks, ‘Black Roses’, is a Barrington Levy cover and another, ‘Break Down The Walls’, is another reggae classic by Mikey Dread, who co-produced some of the tracks on The Clash’s Sandinista!
The album was recorded in Liverpool and enhanced in the Beatles room at Abbey Road Studios, before being mixed by long-term collaborator Steve Fitzmaurice. The record was digitally mastered by Bob Ludwig in New York, while the vinyl was mastered by Chris Bellman in LA.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, Brown’s video for ‘First World Problems’ dropped back in early November. The visuals found the musician harking back to the clip for his 2001 solo single ‘F.E.A.R.’ through a backwards bicycle ride.
Aside from his work with the influential Stone Roses, Brown has previously released six studio albums, including the acclaimed gold-selling titles Unfinished Monkey Business and Golden Greats. His most recent solo set, 2009’s My Way, was released by Fiction Records and included the popular single ‘Stellify’.
The full tracklist for Ripples is as follows:
‘First World Problems’
‘Breathe And Breathe Easy (The Everness Of Now)’
‘The Dream And The Dreamer’
‘From Chaos To Harmony’
‘It’s Raining Diamonds’
‘Blue Sky Day’
‘Break Down The Walls (Warm Up Jam)’