Watch Jerry Cantrell's new video Atone, from upcoming album Brighten

30 July 2021
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ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell has released a video for Atone, the opening track of his upcoming third solo album Brighten. The album is released on October 29. 

Atone finds Cantrell at his widescreen, atmospheric best, with ominous melodies creating a sense of creeping dread before an illuminated climax arrives to ride out the song's final moments.  
As a fan of Ennio Morricone scores and Sergio Leone movies, it’s got a bit of that outlaw vibe, with a cool psycho hillbilly stomp,” says Cantrell. “It’s been kicking around in my head for like 20-plus years, haunting me. Sometimes it takes a while for a good idea to find its best form. Such was the case with Atone."
Brighten was recorded with film composer Tyler Bates (300, John Wick) and long-time engineer Paul Fig, alongside a cast of musicians including GUNS N' ROSES' bassist Duff McKagan, former DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN singer Greg Puciato on backing vocals, former Dillinger Escape Plan and Marilyn Manson drummer Gil Sharone, Paul McCartney drummer Abe Laboriel, Jr., pedal steel guitarist Michael Rozon, and Vincent Jones on piano, Wurlitzer, and organ.