Guitarist Darrel Walls has a new album on the way.
“I feel like I’m finally getting into the groove and I think that I’ve been playing in a lot of bands and bands have a lot to do with what I’m doing, but it was a life-saving moment,” Walls told The Wall St. Journal’s Dave Davies.
“It was really fun.
I had to make a decision in my head, ‘You know what?
I’m gonna put this out on my own, it’s my own thing, and I can’t control anything else.'”
Walls recently added a few more tracks on his forthcoming new album, which is due for release April 4.
“In the last few months, I’ve worked with a few people, some great musicians, some not so great ones,” Walls said.
“Some are just amazing people, and some are not.
It was fun to work with some of them.”
Walls added that the band’s sound has evolved.
“We’ve gone through some transitions,” he said.
While he says he’s in the midst of the transition period, Walls is excited about the new music.
“This is really new to me,” he explained.
“But I’m really excited about it.”
Walls also says that his new album is more of a tribute to the late guitarist and bassist Eric Clapton.
“That was the music I was playing growing up,” Walls explained.
Walls says Claptons work ethic and enthusiasm inspired him to play more, and he started to listen to new music from bands like The Who, Bob Dylan, John Lennon and Elvis Presley.
Walls recently collaborated with the legendary bassist Steve Vai.
“He’s a great guy,” Walls noted.
“So, I guess it’s all good.
He’s been a big part of my life for a long time.”