Jerry Cantrell Reflects On The Advantages Of Working Solo Outside Of Alice In Chains

Alice In Chains founder Jerry Cantrell gave an interview to Heavy Magazine, during which he talked about the benefits of working as a solo artist besides his career in Alice In Chains.

Jerry Cantrell is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter best known for his career in Alice In Chains as the band’s founder, lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist, and primary songwriter. However, he also has a successful solo career. In 1998, Cantrell released his debut solo album ‘Boggy Depot.’ Throughout his career, the musician also collaborated and performed with a great number of artists.

After almost 20 years, Cantrell decided to work on another solo project and announced that he was recording a new album on January 24, 2020. Jerry then said he completed the record on March 4, 2021. Following that, the musician released a music video for ‘Atone,’ a song from his upcoming album. Titled ‘Brighten,’ Cantrell’s third solo album will be released on October 29, 2021.

Jerry Cantrell gave an interview to Heavy Magazine to discuss his first solo effort in 19 years. During the conversation, the musician also talked about the differences between working with Alice In Chains and leading a solo career. According to the musician, working solo was not like a burning desire for him.

He said that it is like a football game where the field and the players are different. Following that, Cantrell stated that although getting on a different field with different players is exciting, the game is the same.

Jerry Cantrell commented on working solo outside of Alice In Chains as:

“It’s not any sort of like a burning desire or an itch that needs to be scratched. It’s not anything like that, it’s just something different. I guess the best way I could describe it is that the game is the same. It’s just the field and the players that are different. So, sometimes it’s cool to get on a different field with a different bunch of players, but the game is the same.”

You can check out the full interview below.