Robert DeLeo On Why He Had To Do A Solo Record Instead Of A Stone Temple Pilots Album
Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo’s 2022 album ‘Lessons Learned’ was released on October 21 and became the debut record of his long-standing musical career. Besides that, the album also had a personal importance to the bassist, as he revealed in a recent interview with Kyle Meredith.
Knowing that the last STP album was released in 2020, the interviewer wondered if DeLeo’s new album could have been an STP work. The bassist said, referring to ‘Lessons Learned,’ “It is just too personal for me, coming from really an intimate place within me.” Ensuring this album’s cruciality, DeLeo stressed, “This was the kind of the record, like I said, was a therapy for me. I needed to do this. It wasn’t that I wanted to do this; I needed to do this. I needed to get this out.”
The critics have highlighted how the bassist’s solo debut was different from any Stone Temple Pilots album so far. Surprisingly, the sounds on this album were labeled more like country rock than grunge. However, he learned a lot by being in a band all these years, and undoubtfully, he took one or two things from his band’s sounds and added them to the album.
Fans are incredibly grateful for the bassist to step up and write songs for himself. Yet, the latest STP record was released in 2020 and received critical acclaim from critics and fans. Even though it might be too soon to release a new album, the fans are also waiting for good news from the band.