Jordan Rudess

Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess Signs With InsideOutMusic For New Solo Album


Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess has signed a deal with InsideOutMusic for the release of a new solo album due out later this year. Currently Rudess is working to finalize that record, which will feature spots from drummer Darby Todd (Devin Townsend, The Darkness) and vocalist Joe Payne. A tentative September release date is in the works.

Rudess commented:

“I knew I was going to have some time off after the last Dream Theater tour ended. Enough time to, hopefully, complete a new solo album. I wanted this album to push me to evolve a new compositional perspective. So, this album is my inaugural voyage into crafting a solo album with a dedicated vocalist in mind.

Joe Payne‘s vocals inspired me from the first time I heard him and drummer, Darby Todd, has infused each track with his distinctive style. I’m also stepping into uncharted instrumental territory, playing guitar on a few tracks. Another first, my daughter, Ariana, has penned all the lyrics for this album.

We’ve worked closely together, ensuring that each lyric weaves a story and allows Joe‘s beautiful voice to soar. Proud Dad here. All around this album is a testament to collaboration and personal growth.”

In other news, Rudess has partnered with Moises for a series of jam session tracks, with the Rudess song “Embers” currently available for remix for via the aforementioned app.

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