Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Drops Lead Single from Upcoming Solo Album
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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry is streaming the lead single “Fortunate One” taken from his upcoming solo album Sweetzerland Manifesto MKII.
Co-written by Perry’s sons Tony and Roman, “Fortunate One” features the vocals of The Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson and bass from Stone Temple Pilots’ Robert Deleo. The song came out ahead of the new album’s release date on May 26, the follow-up to the first Sweetzerland Manifesto released back in 2018.
In a press release, Perry said about the song:
“I’m really excited to get this song out — it hadn’t been written when the first version of Sweetzerland Manifesto was released.
“My old friend Chris Robinson from the Black Crowes sang on it, he knocked it outta the park! We started it in L.A., recorded it in London, and Chris sang on it… and BANG!! Doesn’t get better than that!!! Really proud of this track.”
Other tracks included on the upcoming album are from the first Sweetzerland Manifesto with alternate vocal takes and mixes. New versions of the songs will feature vocals from Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, the New York Dolls’ David Johansen, and British singer-guitarist Terry Reid, and Zander redo his appearance on a new song “Suck It Up.” In addition, Gary Cherone (Extreme, Van Halen) is also featured on a new track “Quake.”
Perry also noted:
“We had so many songs and with everything going on with The [Hollywood] Vampires, Aerosmith, COVID, not touring, and touring, this music kept riding along for me.
“It was like the engine of a train that wasn’t going to stop. I’d wanted to put these songs out, and the idea of adding them to a vinyl release or deluxe version turned into doing MKII. I tend to think in terms of albums. The first one had a vibe, and MKII is a little more rocked out. I almost prefer it. It’s one of those records I can play from front-to-back live.”
Meanwhile, Perry’s band, the Joe Perry Project, is hitting the road for a short spring US tour launching on April 15 in Mashantucket, Connecticut.
Stream “Fortunate One” down below.