Fans’ long anticipation for the release of Myles Kennedy’s latest album, Year of the Tiger, is finally over. The Alter Bridge/Slash vocalist, known for his high-flying vocal acrobatics, takes it down a notch in his new album and occupies a lower register accompanied by guitar, banjo, lap steel, and mandolin. The title conceptually relates to the death of his father in 1974 —the Year of the Tiger in the Chinese zodiac—and sets the mood for Myles journey throughout the rest of the album.
Evident in his three past Vocalist of the Year wins in the reader-voted Loudwire Music Awards, it comes to no surprise that Kennedy made his mark in the industry as one of the top vocalists in the genre. Fans expecting the artist’s stentorious vocals might be surprised as Kennedy approached this album in a more nuanced, autobiographical manner vulnerably taking listeners on the tragic journey of his youth.
Although wounds were still pretty raw, Kennedy stated that it just had to done and finally mustered up the courage making this album even more satisfying to his loyal listeners.