LAJON WITHERSPOON Says His Upcoming Debut Solo Album Will Be 'More Radio Friendly' Than SEVENDUST

LAJON WITHERSPOON Says His Upcoming Debut Solo Album Will Be 'More Radio Friendly' Than SEVENDUST

SEVENDUST frontman Lajon Witherspoon spoke to Talking Metal about his long-in-the-works debut solo album. He said (see video below): "The solo thing for me has been fun. I've not had any pressure. It hasn't been something that, 'Oh, I have to do this.' This is something I've done on my own.

"I've been working with a very close friend of mine, Sahaj [Daniel Ticotin], which is the lead singer from the band RA, which I think a lot of people out there would know," he continued. "[He's] an incredible friend and artist, and we write well together. I think we have, like, nine songs — nine or 10. We're gonna do another writing session. In October, Sahaj will be coming to my farm house, and we'll hook up there for, like, a week, and do some writing. So it's really cool."

Asked about the musical direction of his solo material, Lajon said: "You can be on the avenue and hang out with my solo stuff. It's rock. It's a little bit of heavy, but I think it lends more towards a bluesy, soulful, more radio friendly… I'm not saying SEVENDUST isn't radio friendly, but I think this is more of a radio friendly… I don't know. It's a lot, a lot, a lot of melody. It's cool."

Witherspoon released the standalone solo single "Love Song" in 2017.

SEVENDUST has set "Blood & Stone" as the title of its 13th studio album, due on October 23 via Rise Records. The follow-up to 2018's "All I See Is War" was once again tracked at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among others.

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