Walter Trout / Broken pinkie proves little hindrance on new album

16 June 2020

Blues legend Walter Trout has told MetalTalk that his new album, ‘Ordinary Madness’, will be released towards the end of August. Trout has released a lyric video for the song ‘Wanna Dance’, which can be seen below, and it shows that he is still on great form for a man in the fifth decade of his career.

‘Ordinary Madness’ was completed days before the US COVID-19 lockdown, with the cathartic themes of this new album fitting in with our shared troubles.

Trout has been open abut his troubled youth and battles with his mental health in the past. During recent tours, he had been writing down his thoughts and feelings to help deal with his ongoing problems, but found the resulting words the most honest lyric sheet of his career and he felt that many fans would identify with him through his words.

Walter told MetalTalk: “Everybody is dealing with something, and I’m no different from anybody else. Ordinary Madness doesn’t mean you’re gonna end up in a mental institution. It’s just being human. It’s common humanity.”

On the track, ‘Wanna Dance’, Walter worked with his eldest son Jon Trout, who kicks off the song with a glorious guitar break.

Walter finished by telling MetalTalk about his difficulties in recording the album: “I’ve broken the pinkie on my left hand three times in the past year, so the guitar playing on this album took a little work, and there’s some anger and frustration in some of the solos. I really like that solo on the title track. It took two or three re-takes. But I think I nailed it.”

Check out ‘Wanna Dance’ below:

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