Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones has announced the release of new solo album Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day, which sees him putting an intimate, acoustic spin on some of the band’s biggest tracks.
Recorded across the UK in 2019, the album has been previewed with Jones’ take on Kris Kristofferson‘s “Help Me Make It Through The Night”, which was sung to the Welsh star by his father when he was a child.
Ahead of the album’s arrival on December 3, Jones will also debut a new documentary of the same name at the the Doc n Roll Festival – which tells of secrets and turmoil within the singer’s own personal life.
Describing the new documentary, filmmaker Ben Lowe said: “I’ve been to hundreds of gigs in my life – shooting with my camera or purely as a fan – but I’d never experienced a show quite like Kelly’s on this tour.
“You recognise there’s something pretty special happening on-stage if the performances, and the stories he was telling between them, can make an audience laugh and cry on the same night.
“I wanted to make this documentary feel as truthful and heartfelt as Kelly’s shows. I knew it would be beautiful to hear these songs in a theatre, but I was really blown away. After the tour when Kelly told me about his first few months of the year, I felt inspired by the courage and honesty of it all.”
In addition to Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day, this year’s Doc N Roll Festival will feature new films about The Streets, IDLES and Phil Lynott.
The music documentary festival is returning for its seventh edition from November 4-15, with films set to be screened in a select number of cinemas and venues as well as online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Visit the event’s official website for further information.