Jayce Lewis launches a dou­ble record

Multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist teams with Brian May for new al­bum

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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

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