Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has shared his new single "Goodbye Town". That track comes from his forthcoming solo album, "Frayed At Both Ends", which is set to be released on January 28th.
Aaron said of the upcoming record, "There's so much great music in Nashville, which I think everybody knows. But until you really live here, get to know people, you don't realize how deep it runs.
"It's inspiring to be around people who are drawn to that same hard kind of country, the stuff that digs down and looks at life with some of the paint knocked off it."
He said of the theme of the record, "This is an album of saying things that need to be said about how people actually live. Life isn't easy. Most people drink to forget, or drive for hours trying to get away from what they can't let go of or leave behind. Work takes it out of you. Love falls short or destroys you. Disappointments stack up. But still you have to keep going - and how you do that says everything about the man that you are."
The album also includes the previously released bonus track "They Call Me Doc", which was written by CreatiVets and also features Tyminiski and Vince Gill. "I've never wanted to be the face of a song, or a time," Lewis shared. "I'm a lucky man. I survived my first record deal, and I can make music on my terms.
"One of those terms is singing for other people, the things they need to say or the heroism they've lived and no one ever really noticed. If I can put the light in those places, then the music is doing its best work."
Aaron concluded with this, "I didn't have a master plan, just these songs that I'd been writing with friends. I'd never really co-written in all my years of being an artist.
"Sometimes writing with somebody else dials you even more into yourself, or more the reality that's all of us. And with the world being such a mess, I figured 'frayed at both ends' sounds about right. No matter who you are or what you believe, I think we all feel like the knot's coming undone."
Watch the "Goodbye Town" lyric video and see the album's track and songwriting credits list below :