Monday, April 14, 2014
Now on Newsstands: John Wesley interview
Photo Credit: Photography by Andy Wright, www.andywright.ca
Fact: John Wesley has just released one of the year's strongest albums.
The 10-track album, titled Disconnect, is the career pinnacle of the the solo artist first discovered by Marillion and renowned as a tour guitarist for the likes of Fish, Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson.
Every single song has is hooky melody, strong lyrics and fantastic production. When I interviewed Wes for the new issue of Prog, he told me that he picked up all his production skills from working with Steven Wilson over the years. (In turn, Wes showed Wilson how to shoot a gun.) Also, Alex Lifeson of Rush lays down an epic solo on the song "Once a Warrior." Quite appropriate given that Disconnect has a very Rush vibe.
Watch the video for the title track and lead single, below.