Richie Sambora Announces Third Solo Album "Aftermath of the Lowdown"
Tue, 17 Jul 2012 11:23:18
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Richie Sambora is stepping to the forefront! We absolutely love the Bon Jovi guitarist and New Jersey-boy-done-good with all of our hearts!
So, yeah, Bon Jovi founding member and guitarist Richie Sambora is set to release his third solo album, Aftermath of the Lowdown, on physical, digital and Direct to Consumer platforms, via esteemed LA-based indie Dangerbird Records on Sept. 18.
Sambora has returned to his roots, creating a vital and visceral album of raw power. The first single, "Every Road Leads Home to You," is available below. Listen! Love! Learn the lyrics!
Aftermath of the Lowdown is Sambora laid bare. The past decade has seen him become a reluctant tabloid staple, with his personal life dissected in magazines, on gossip websites and TV entertainment channels. For a guy from New Jersey who just wanted to play guitar it's been a surreal ride. And while the supermarket check-out headlines don't come close to reality, Sambora makes it clear on Aftermath of the Lowdown that he has a story to tell. Lyrically, he's pulling no punches. "This is the truth, the lowdown," he says. "And after you speak that truth, there's always an aftermath."
Aftermath of the Lowdown - his first album in 14 years - has all of the gutsy spirit, soaring guitar parts and rousing melodies that make Sambora a radio icon. Lyrically, he tackles the universal tribulations of divorce, substance abuse, single parenthood, independence and self-reliance. "A lot has happened in my life over the last ten years, personal stuff that's cathartic for me to get out," says Sambora. "Really things that could happen to anybody, but I just happened to be in a band with the biggest concert tour in the world, and in the glare of the public eye."
Did you dig "Every Road Leads Home to You?"