Jayce Lewis launches a double record
Multi-instrumentalist teams with Brian May for new album
Multi-instrumental, electro hero Jayce Lewis is back with a brand new record – and this time he has a guitar icon in tow.
The Bridgend-born drummer/frontman returns with new record Million(Part1), the first half of a new, ambitious double album.After collaborating withRoger Taylor on his 2014 album Nemesis, Lewis has this time linked up with another Queen legend, BrianMay, who co-wrote and performed on the track ‘Cyborg’.
“BrianMay is my biggest influence in music.It began with him really, the sound of his guitar captivated me right from the start,” Lewis explains. “WhenI heard one of his solo released tracks, ‘Cyborg’, for yearsI had all these ideas of whatI’d like to do with it, it felt so mechanical and almost like a synth.
“Naturally, afterI had worked withRogerTaylor on my last album, Brian was my next hopeful collaborator.And once he agreed, the song ‘WeAreOne’ was born and took a life of its own,I also made a point of recording the drums for it atRockfieldStudios inWales where Queen recorded ‘BohemianRhapsody’, just to round off the whole thing.”
Discussing the double concept album, Jayce adds: “Right from the startI wanted this to be a concept and to take the listener on a committed journey; a series.The subject matter mostly touches on discovery, loss and general life.I think many things within the society today influenced its direction, and especially the speed of technology and its impact on people.”
You can catch Jayce on tour with new wave and industrial pioneer Gary Numan this autumn. Million■ (Part1) is slated for release on 27October.Head to ■ www.jaycelewis.com for more details.
Jayce has partnered with his guitar icon Brian May