Tony Reed (Mos Generator, Stone Axe, Big Scenic Nowhere) stream the second single »Waterbirth« taken from his solo acoustic album, »Funeral Suit«, set to release on November 6th, 2020 via Ripple Music.
»Funeral Suit« comes as the second chapter of Ripple Music’s »Blood And Strings: The Ripple Acoustic« series, in which some of the most admired names in rock and metal unplug to record albums of acoustic heaviness. It was recorded and mixed by Tony Reed at HeavyHead Recording Company.
03. Funeral Suit
04. Along The Way
05. Lonely One
06. Wicked Willow
07. Might Just…
08. Who Goes There
With »Funeral Suit«, Tony Reed delivers his most up-close and personal work to date. Known for being the driving force behind heavy rock stalwarts Mos Generator since 2000, the prolific songwriter made his solo debut with »The Lost Chronicles Of Heavy Rock Vol. 1« tribute record in 2018, yet never had he found the right occasion to sit down, grab a guitar and lay himself bare as freely and soulfully as he does on »Funeral Suit«.
“A large percentage of the compositions on this album where the first or second takes of the music and vocals for songs that had been written and arranged only minutes earlier,” he says. Whether it’s the delicate arrangements, Reed’s velvet-smooth vocal harmonies or stirring piano-based moments, »Funeral Suit« conveys a life-wide array of emotions that resonate in a universal way, regardless of the listener’s music inclinations. The debut single and title track showcases perfectly this multi-faceted aspect: a beautiful lament progressively turning into a ray of hope.
About the album themes, Tony Reed explains: “The album is titled »Funeral Suit« because my father passed on August 16th, 2019 and I went out and bought a nice suit for the funeral. The song is about how I felt and the wonder of how his passing may change me in the future. It’s also about the ones who are the closest to you in this life. Many of the songs are about guilt and regret. Insecurity, selfishness, and ego are matched by integrity, compassion and confidence.”