Staind Working On New Material, Aaron Lewis Planning New Acoustic Album


Staind have been working on new material according to the band’s vocalist/guitarist, Aaron Lewis. Speaking via yesterday’s (June 09th) episode of Godsmack frontman Sully Erna‘s ‘Hometown Sessions‘, Lewis said of the band’s progress:

“I’m working on new Staind shit… We’re toying around with some creativity.”

Next up for Lewis however is a new acoustic album, as he went on to tell Erna:

“I’ve got a completely acoustic [album] — no coloration to it. It’s not gonna be country, it’s not gonna be anything except an acoustic guitar and vocals. That’s what’s next.”

“The last show that I played here in Nashville, just me acoustically, with no back-up band or anything. I was playing some of the songs off the country records, and I was playing some of the songs from Staind, but all just me and the acoustic guitar.

That simplifies everything — that takes away the country flavor, that takes away the rock flavor, that takes away everything and just leaves the skeletal structure.

And Scott Borchetta, the president of my record label, was so moved by that show, this next record he wants from me, which would have been a country record, he wants a totally acoustic record.”

Staind were originally set to hit the road this summer alongside Disturbed as part of their “The Sickness” 20th anniversary tour. That run has since been postponed to 2021 with a revised schedule still pending.


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