KING CRIMSON’s JAKKO M JAKSZYK Announces New Solo Album Secrets & Lies
July 29, 2020, 9 days ago
Jakko M Jakszyk has announced the release of his forthcoming new solo album Secrets & Lies on October 23, 2020.
Jakko comments: “The enforced sabbatical from King Crimson has given me the opportunity to complete a new solo album. Encouraged by Thomas Waber at Inside Out, and aided and abetted by numerous friends, heroes and family.
“The first single, ‘The Trouble With Angel’, makes its debut on the 14 August. Complete with an extraordinary animated video by Iranian film maker Sam Chegini. And getting that made amidst the pandemic is a whole other story!!”
Secrets & Lies contains ten songs that explore topics suchc as obsession, betrayal, the shifting grounds of contemporary politics, and the tangled threads of family history, Secrets & Lies balances sensitive writing, musical technique, and accessible tunes cast in an impressively cinematic sound world. With three of the tracks, “Separation”, “Under Lock & Key” and “Uncertain Times” originating in King Crimson's writing sessions, the result is a mature work brimming with yearning melodies in symphonic or widescreen settings, fluid guitar work, and Jakko’s heartfelt, emotional vocals.
The album features Jakszyk joined by his King Crimson bandmates Robert Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Tony Levin & Mel Collins, as well as appearances from John Giblin (Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Simple Minds), Mark King (Level 42), Peter Hammill (Van der Graff Generator) and noted British comedian Al Murray.
Secrets & Lies will be released as a Limited CD+DVD Digipak (featuring 5.1 mix), Gatefold LP + CD & as Digital Album. The cover art was created by Sam Chegini, with design by Phil Smee.
“Before I Met You”
“The Trouble With Angels”
“The Rotters Club Is Closing Down”
“It Would All Make Sense”
“Secrets, Likes & Stolen Memories”
“Under Lock & Key”
“The Borders We Traded”