Jane's Addiction lead singer Perry Farrell has signed a worldwide solo deal with BMG and will release his first solo album in more than 18 years, 'Kind Heaven'. The Lollapalooza co-founder will drop the album in conjunction with his immersive $90 million entertainment destination King Heaven, which is slated to open next year.
'Kind Heaven' is the long-awaited follow-up to Farrell's 'Song Yet To Be Sung' 2001 solo album, is produced by the singer and legendary David Bowie collaborator producer, Tony Visconti, with a long list of special guest performers. Among the guests on the album are: Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Matt Chamberlain (Soundgarden), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Peter DiStefano (Porno For Pyros), Dhani Harrison, Elliot Easton (The Cars), well as a number of other cameos. The album will also feature duets with his wife, Etty Farrell.
“Every concept I’ve ever had began with music as its bedrock," said Farrell in a statement. "Jane's Addiction, Lollapalooza, and now Kind Heaven".
"The album's first radio single, “‘Pirate Punk Politician’ is an indictment of the rise of autocratic rulers around the globe, with Farrell calling it ‘a good old fashioned protest song about today’s strongmen and their tactics of oppression.’” – Rolling Stone
Farrell continues his tradition of creating signature spectacles by teaming up with The Box and City Winery to deliver an intimate, immersive concert experience in New York, London, Boston, Washington and other cities in support of the album. Farrell and The Kind Heaven Orchestra have also been announced as part of the lineup for this year’s Lollapalooza’s in Chicago, Stockholm, and Paris. Further dates in a variety of exotic locations will be announced shortly.
Kind Heaven is an expansive set of interlinked compositions fused together by Farrell's electrifying vocals into a rich sonic tapestry. Meticulously interwoven rock, electronic, and symphonic elements combine to yield a compelling tale told through large-scale orchestral scores (courtesy of Hollywood composer Harry Gregson-Williams), intense back-and-forth duets with Etty Lau Farrell, and flourishes of hard guitar with electronic vocal distortions. Farrell's long-awaited return entrances the listener into a musical adventure grappling with life's eternal questions and engaging its biggest challenges.
The Kind Heaven universe will reach an apotheosis in Las Vegas. Kind Heaven, Las Vegas will combine leading edge technology and Hollywood style storytelling and take visitors on a sensual exotic journey that offers the best of Southeast Asian culture, music, food, fashion, exoticism, exploration, mystery and spiritual enlightenment. All surrounded by a musical soundscape curated by Farrell. More details will be released in the coming months.
Perry Farrell’s long legacy as a prolific musician, artist, and impresario has kept him at the forefront of today’s cultural institutions. As a founding member of seminal alternative acts like Jane’s Addiction and Porno For Pyros, as well as Satellite Party, and his subsequent solo career, his constantly evolving sound has inspired generations of musicians. As co-founder of Lollapalooza, Farrell set the standard for experiential music festivals, reviving his beloved traveling festival to become the worldwide behemoth it is today. An avid activist, he channels his passion for the environment, politics, and spirituality into numerous causes, including the Axis of Justice with Tom Morello.