ALICE IN CHAINS vocalist/guitarist Jerry Cantrell has shared a live performance of the title track to his latest solo record, “Brighten“ which can be seen below.
The video is taken from last month’s livestream concert by Cantrell, which was filmed at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA on November 18th, 2021.
During the event, Jerry was joined onstage by such notable guests as musician/composer Tyler Bates, Greg Puciato (ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), Gil Sharone (ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), George Adrian, Vincent Jones and Michael Rozon.
“Brighten” has received praise from critics, including Kerrang!, which called it a “vivid, contemporary self-portrait of one of the most distinctive voices in hard rock. A long-overdue show of individual brilliance.” Classic Rock proclaimed it “his best yet. The work of a songwriter who is happy within his life, it spans a broad arc of styles.” The Sun commented: “A rich, organic album… ‘Brighten’ is brilliant.”
“Brighten” is Jerry’s first project without ALICE IN CHAINS in 19 years. Co-produced with film composer Tyler Bates and Paul Fig (longtime engineer), the LP got its beginnings just before the pandemic hit. They welcomed a dynamic cast of supporting players, including Duff McKagan (GUNS N’ ROSES) on select bass tracks, Puciato contributing to backing vocals and drummers Sharone and Abe Laboriel, Jr. (Paul McCartney). Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) handled the mixing of “Brighten”.