Steven Tyler of Aerosmith fame is embarking on a solo career, where he’ll produce a country album. For the first quarter of 2015, Tyler will be spending his time in Nashville, also known as Music City, working on his upcoming record.
“I’m going down to Nashville in January, February, March, April to write and see what we get,” says Tyler. “You know, doing an album is kind of like panning for gold. You get so much sand and dirt until you find a little nugget and you work on the nugget. I always go backwards, you know?”
The Aerosmith frontman continues to discuss his songwriting, and album making process, “Living on the Edge, why? Or Janie’s Got a Gun, why? Who’s Janie? And then it works. You fill in the blanks.”
Being Steven Tyler is going to Nashville, to make his first solo album, it will be influenced by country roots. Tyler expresses his love of country music by saying, “I grew up with the Everly Brothers, so even ‘Cryin”s got a little (singing with a country twang) “There was a time when I was brokenhearted.”
Tyler continues to state his love for country music, “It started like that… of course I had to do it Aerosmith-ish, which was more rocked out… but there’s a piece of me that just loves country so much. And I’m not sure what kind of country that is, but it’s got the fifth harmony, and anyone who knows who the Everly Brothers is… it’s those kinds of melodies that are just so, so good.”
Though Tyler is starting his solo career, this does not mean the end of Aerosmith. “I think it’s ridiculous to go, you know, write a bunch of songs that I started five years ago and never finished. It feeds my passion, you know. But, no, the band’s not breaking up.”
Steven Tyler’s reason behind making a solo country album? He thinks it’s kinky to do. You can expect the Aerosmith frontman’s country record sometime next year.