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Let Jerry Cantrell “Brighten” Your Day With His New Single

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There’s not much you can say about Jerry Cantrell’s solo music that you can’t say about Alice in Chains. Which is neither surprising nor disappointing, but does make a music blogger’s job especially difficult. Like, you’ve heard Alice in Chains? You’re cool with the somewhat-more-laid-back vibe of “Check My Brain” (as opposed to “Them Bones” or “Put You Down” or whatever)? Then you know what Cantrell’s latest solo single, “Brighten,” is gonna sound like: fairly simple, straightforward, hooky rock, all filtered through a rain cloud. No misguided Timbaland collaborations for this ol’ grunge star.

Enjoy “Brighten” below. The song is the title track from Cantrell’s new album, which comes out October 29. Listen to the first single, “Atone,” here, and pre-order the album here.

Cantrell goes on tour in March. Dates are below!

Thu-Mar-24 Minneapolis First Avenue [tickets]
Sat-Mar-26 Chicago The Vic Theatre [tickets]
Mon-Mar-28 Detroit St. Andrews Hall [tickets]
Tue-Mar-29 Toronto History [tickets]
Thu-Mar-31 Pittsburgh Roxian Theatre [tickets]
Sat-Apr-02 Atlantic City Music Box @ Borgata [tickets]
Sun-Apr-03 Philadelphia Theatre of Living Arts [tickets]
Tue-Apr-05 New York Irving Plaza [tickets]
Wed-Apr-06 Boston Big Night Live [tickets]
Fri-Apr-08 Baltimore Rams Head Live [tickets]
Sat-Apr-09 Raleigh The Ritz [tickets]
Sun-Apr-10 Charlotte Fillmore [tickets]
Tue-Apr-12 Orlando House of Blues [tickets]
Wed-Apr-13 St. Petersburg Jannus Live [tickets]
Fri-Apr-15 Atlanta Tabernacle [tickets]
Sun-Apr-17 Nashville Ryman Auditorium [tickets]
Tue-Apr-19 New Orleans Fillmore [tickets]
Thu-Apr-21 Dallas House of Blues [tickets]
Fri-Apr-22 San Antonio Aztec Theatre [tickets]
Sat-Apr-23 Houston House of Blues [tickets]
Mon-Apr-25 Oklahoma City Diamond Ballroom [tickets]
Wed-Apr-27 Denver The Summit [tickets]
Thu-Apr-28 Salt Lake City The Depot [tickets]
Sun-May-01 Portland Roseland Theater [tickets]
Mon-May-02 Seattle Moore Theatre [tickets]
Wed-May-04 Sacramento Ace of Spades [tickets]
Thu-May-05 Los Angeles Belasco Theatre [tickets]
Sat-May-07 Las Vegas House of Blues [tickets]
Sun-May-08 San Diego House of Blues [tickets]

[via The PRP]

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