With the release of his sophomore solo album just days away, MYLES KENNEDY showcases the musical diversity of The Ides Of March (out May 14, 2021 via Napalm Records) with the unveiling of the pensive ballad “Love Rain Down”. The song showcases the softer side of the upcoming album.
The genesis of the track has been around for years and is reminiscent of what fans and critics were drawn to on his debut solo album Year Of The Tiger. The acoustic introduction builds until the band – drummer Zia Uddin and bassist/manager Tim Tournier – joins in on the second verse and rides out the rest of the track. Lyrically, Myles delivers a plea born out of the longing for answers and solace from all of the dark possibilities of the day as he sings “Let your love rain down. Let it wash away the sorrows I’ve found.”
While Year Of The Tiger was more of an acoustic exploration through Myles’ mind, The Ides Of March finds him strapping on his electric guitar and pushing himself as a guitarist/songwriter. The Ides Of March was produced by longtime collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette.
Prior to his latest song, Myles released album-opener “Get Along,” the title track and longest song on the album “The Ides Of March” and the current single “In Stride”. “In Stride” is moving up the Active Rock charts and is currently in the Top 25.
As things around the world continue to improve coming out of the recent global pandemic, MYLES KENNEDY has a few tour dates confirmed as The Ides Of March Tour, with more dates to be announced. Myles will be making stops in Kansas City, MO at the Uptown Theater on June 23, Lincoln, NE at the Bourbon Theatre on June 24, and as part of Danny Wimmer events alongside Halestorm in Hoffman Estates, IL at the Now Arena on June 26 and Oshkosh, WI at Ford Festival Park on June 27. All shows will be socially distanced with Covid protocols in place. All information on shows and tickets can be found at www.myleskennedy.com.