Alison Mosshart of The Kills and the Dead Weather has announced a new solo spoken word album titled Sound Wheel, to be released on August 7 via Third Man. Mosshart has also shared a new song from the album called ‘Returning the Screw’. Listen to it below.
The album will be accompanied by a printed collection of paintings, photographs, short stories, and poetry titled CAR MA.
According to a press release, the album is about “America, performance, and life on the road. They’re about fender bender portraiture, story tellin’ tire tracks, and the never-ending search for the spirit under the hood.”
Mosshart explained about the making of the album: “There were some passages I struggled to get right, and I got in the practice of reading them out loud and recording them, to hear and feel where words or sentences were rubbing together wrong.”
She continued: “I’d listen back to these recordings and they’d be real informative to me in that way. This tool I was using to help me, started feeling like this whole other angle or art form. And I started thinking it would be interesting to perform/record the whole book, not in a straight up spoken word way, but more like a sound sculpture of characters and voices and miscellaneous cut ups, no rules.”
Mosshart’s first solo release under her own name was ‘Rise’, which dropped back in April.