Steve Lukather / New solo album to benefit Autism Center
14 January 2021
Steve ‘Luke’ Lukather will release his new solo album ‘I Found the Sun Again’ 26 February 2021, via The Players Club / Mascot Label Group. A portion of the proceeds will be for The Ed Asner Family Center for Autism, LA.
The album features album features five new original songs, with three covers. The covers are Traffic’s ‘Low Spark of High Heeled Boys’, Joe Walsh’s ‘Welcome To The Club’, and Robin Trower’s ‘Bridge of Sighs’.
‘Luke’ said: “[I’ve] never had so much fun recording in my life. Painless, fun and easy – and it just flowed.”
‘Luke’ is joined by drummer Greg Bissonette, keyboardist Jeff Babko and bassists Jorgen Carlsson and John Pierce.
Life-long friend and Toto band-mate David Paich performs piano and organ across the album, while Joseph Williams sang on multiple tracks and wrote string and horn arrangements and tracking keys on ‘Run To Me’, which Paich and Williams co-wrote. Ringo Starr makes a special appearance on the recording and in the video too.
All Tracks Cut Live
Lukather says: “All these tracks were cut live – no clix – no fix – No rehearsal – one run thru – and record and the whole record was take two.
“I did double a few guitar parts and ‘produced up’ a few tunes that are obvious, but in the same time frame. I recorded the lead vocal right after we got the take on the same day. One song a day.
“Joe took it home and did some background vocals but that’s it. I wanted to make as honest a record as I could in 2020 with 70’s inspiration, recording values and techniques with a modern sound. Ken did that!”
Other co-writers include Stan Lynch, Jeff Babko, and of course Joseph Williams.