James Iha will release his first solo album in 14 years, Look to the Sky, in September. The former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist, who has been busy performing with A Perfect Circle, says he feels that the time is right to release a follow-up to his 1998 debut solo album, Let It Come Down.
“I just viewed a solo record as something that, when I thought it was good, then I would look around and see what's out there and find a label,” Iha tells Rolling Stone. “It just took a lot longer than I thought it would."
Iha added that he’ll be experimenting with a number of musical genres on the upcoming release. “My first record was definitely more on the quieter acoustic side, more singer-songwriter,” he reveals. “With this record, I tried to make it more of a variety. There's a little bit of rock stuff, there's quieter acoustic stuff, there's more new wave-y pop stuff."
While Look to the Sky won’t arrive in stores until September 18, you can stream the first single from the album, “To Who Knows Where," at RollingStone.com.
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