Brandon Boyd Gives Updates On New Incubus Material & His Forthcoming Solo Album “Echoes & Cocoons”


Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd is readying a new full-length solo album by the name of “Echoes And Cocoons” for a February release. He worked with Grammy Award winning producer John Congleton (Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent) on that effort, which will be his first full-fledged solo record since 2010.

Boyd said of working with Congleton to NME:

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“I was feeling very brave one afternoon after listening to Angel Olsen’s ‘All Mirrors‘ album, which is so good, and I was like, ‘Who produced this? It sounds so amazing’, I looked it up and it was this guy John Congleton. He’s produced for everyone but somehow escaped me up until this point. I was like, ‘I’m just gonna reach out to this dude and see what he’s doing.’ So I did and he’s like, ‘Nothing. What are you doing?’ And I said, ‘You want to write some songs together?’ Then six months later we have a full solo record with original material and two covers on it. It’s really cool. It’s a very different record for me. And we did it before even meeting in person. We just we did it over the phone, it’s a full COVID record. It was awesome.”

Boyd has already prepared a video for the first single and intends to begin rolling out tracks every few weeks leading up to the EP’s eventual as-yet unannounced release date. In other news, Incubus themselves are hoping to get together soon to work on their next release, with Boyd telling the aforementioned publication:

“We went out and did some shows and we’re all rehearsed up and ready to play. Our intention is to put together a new group of songs, whether it’ll be an EP or an LP, I’m not sure, but we’re hoping to have that done sometime by spring – but there’s a lot of hope in that statement.”

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