Rik Emmett is joined by Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson on “Human Race”, a track from the former Triumph frontman’s forthcoming album, “RES9”, now streaming as a lyric video.
“When Rik asked me to play on his new album, I didn’t hesitate for a second,” explains Lifeson. “He’s the consummate musician, a wonderful guitarist, and a terrific person, and it’s always my pleasure to work with him any chance I can get.
“There is a rock purity in his songwriting and performance, and it’s just so much fun to get together and throw ideas around. He’s always so up and open for anything – even a notoriously uncooperative Rickenbacker 12-string!”
Due November 11, the project by Emmett and his touring band Resolution 9 – featuring guitarist Dave Dunlop, bassist Steve Skingley and drummer Paul DeLong – delivers new music with the help of guest appearances by Lifeson, Dream Theater’s James LaBrie and a reunion with Triumph members Mike Levine and Gil Moore.
Lifeson sits in on “Human Race” and joins LaBrie on “End Of The Line”, with the vocalist also contributing to the track “I Sing.”
The Triumph appearance on the bonus track, “Grand Parade”, marks the first time the trio have reunited on record in three decades following Emmett’s split from the group in 1988.
“This album represents a journey through my life,” explains Emmett, “and the idea behind a lot of these songs is me trying to figure out who I am, and why I’m doing what I’m doing. There’s a common thread of positivity here that ties into the records I was making 30 years ago. What did I learn from making them? You’ll hear all of that echoed in the grooves of this album.”
Rik Emmett reunites with Triumph on new album
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