18 October, 2018Print
Perry Farrell Makes His Solo Comeback With BMG
Perry Farrell has chosen BMG as his partner for the release of his new album. The American rock singer-songwriter has signed an exclusive worldwide record deal with the Bertelsmann subsidiary to release his solo album, “Kind Heaven.” The album serves as a musical scene-setter for his immersive entertainment destination “Kind Heaven,” set to open at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas next year, with the aim of immersing visitors in the culture of South East Asia. Farrell has a knack for big music-related events. In the early 1990s, he founded the well-known Lollapalooza festivals, where many alternative rock bands performed.
“Kind Heaven” marks the first solo album release from the former Jane’s Addiction and Porno For Pyros frontman since 2001. Farrell has brought a number of former companions and other experienced artists on board for the project. They include Mike Garson, pianist and David Bowie's accompanist, the drummers Taylor Hawkins ("Foo Fighters") and Matt Chamberlain ("Soundgarden"), Dhani Harrison and Elliot Easton of "The Cars," Chis Chaney ("Jane's Addiction"), Peter Distefano ("Porno For Pyros"), and DJ Joachim Garraud, who works with David Guetta.. Sonic highlights include orchestral scoring by Hollywood composer Harry Gregson-Williams, striking duets with Etty Farrell, and a first-of-its-kind sound mix by IMN Creative to create an all new music experience for fans.
Farrell said: “Every concept I’ve ever had began with music as its bedrock. Jane's Addiction, Lollapalooza and now Kind Heaven. I am energized by my partnership with BMG and their commitment to my music, and to powering it with state of the art technology. Kind Heaven is mixed in Dolby Atmos, Binaurally, and, of course, in Stereo.” Ahead of the album release, Farrell will be marking the debut live performance of his new band and music at a special concert at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco on December 2, headlining The Festival of Lights benefit in support of the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation.
Fred Casimir, EVP Global Recordings, BMG, commented: “Perry Farrell has been a ground-breaking force in rock culture for three decades. With Lollapalooza he has been a pioneer in creating new music-based experiences. With Kind Heaven, Perry is now taking things on to another level and we are delighted to partner with him on this extraordinary album.”
His colleague Kate Hyman, the A&R executive overseeing the deal at BMG, added: “Perry Farrell has created a unique and powerful album. Peppered with Perry’s optimism shining throughout, His ability to bring his vast concepts to life is absolutely magical. This will certainly be worth the wait.”