Ed Kowalczyk to release debut solo album, Alive, July 6th on Soul Whisper Records
Collaboration with Chris Daughtry on driving track "Drink (Everlasting Love)"
Ed Kowalczyk, legendary lead singer and songwriter of the multi-Platinum rock band Live, is proud to announce the release of his first solo album, Alive, set to be released through RED on July 6, 2010.
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The album was recorded in Austin, TX at Wire Recording Studios with producer CJ Eiriksson (U2, Blue October, Matchbox Twenty) and Ed Kowalczyk's new band - Ramy Antoun on drums, James Gabbie on lead guitar and Chris Heerlein on bass.
"During the last two years, I found myself at a new level of personal inspiration and creativity. I am so excited that my long time fans, as well as new ones, are about to experience the fruit of my labor of love! This album is a gigantic achievement for me and I couldn't be more thrilled at the prospect of finally sharing it with the world," he says.
The 12-song album features Ed Kowalczyk at his best - ferocious yet passionate, while retaining the anthemic and spiritual songwriting he's always been known for.
Fans both old and new will be immediately drawn to the first single "Grace" - a soaring, hard-hitting song destined to be a rock radio staple.
Alive also features a songwriting collaboration with friend Chris Daughtry on the driving rock track "Drink (Everlasting Love)."
Along with friends Art Alexakis of Everclear and Leigh Nash of Sixpence None The Richer, Kowalczyk recently completed a series of dates as "Open Wings, Broken Strings," a tour that he both produced and created. Stripped down, storyteller-like acoustic versions of their music offered the audience a unique, compelling and intimate way to experience the songs they know and love and hear the stories behind them.
Ed Kowalczyk built an impressive résumé with LIVE that includes eight full-length albums, total CD sales exceeding 20 million, a huge international fan base and extensive touring all over the world. LIVE has been one of the most successful and enduring alternative rock bands of the 1990s and 2000s.
A U.S. tour is currently being scheduled and will be announced shortly.