Alain Johannes - Hum Vinyl LP
Alain Johannes Hum Vinyl LP
Alain Johannes, co-creator of the highly influential ‘90s alternative rock band Eleven as well as a key contributor on releases from Queens of the Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures and Chris Cornell, releases Hum, his third solo album. It's the first solo album in over five years from the singer/guitarist, whose resume reads like an encyclopedia of modern rock history. As a writer, producer and engineer, Johannes has additionally worked with the likes of No Doubt, Mark Lanegan, Jimmy Eat World, Brody Dalle and Arctic Monkeys.
"It's more about me than probably any album I've ever done," says Johannes about the collection that follows a period of tragic loss, extreme illness and rebirth. "It was something I was striving for and needed to communicate. Coming out of a difficult period, I was liberated. I had lost people who were very close to me. I went through struggles with my own health. There's a personal energy behind the way it was recorded and the feel of the songs. It's a document of my life right now."
"You can think of the album title, Hum, a few ways," adds Johannes. "Of course, there's a musical hum. There's an electrical hum. To me, it suggests a sense of mystery. When you stop and listen to silence in nature, the hum is underneath the threshold of hearing. It's a mysterious and magical sense of something existing, beautiful, and alive. It's a blanket word for the sound of the ether – something that's always been there, always will be there, and everything comes from it. It's the common connection to everything."
Alain Johannes Hum Track Listing:
1. Mermaids' Scream
3. Hallowed Bones
5. If Morning Comes
8. Here In The Silence
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