Steven Tyler To Release New Solo Single May 9, Sample Online
April 27, 2011
Aerosmith frontman and “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler will release his first U.S. solo single, “(It) Feels So Good,” on May 9, with the song going on sale the following day at digital retailers. The video that Tyler shot for the song on Tuesday (April 26) is slated to debut on an episode of “Idol” and a shot preview can currently be heard at Amazon.com.
Billboard.com‘s Gary Graff reports that the song itself, an upbeat, summery tune written by Tyler and frequent collaborator Marti Frederiksen and recorded in Los Angeles, will be premiered on “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest’s radio show KIIS-FM in Los Angeles.
“(It) Feels So Good” is Tyler’s second solo step outside the band; in November he released “Love Lives,” the theme song for the Japanese film “Space Battleship Yamato.” It is, however, a stand-alone song and will not be part of a solo album, which Tyler has spoken of wanting to record.
Tyler, in fact, has already started working on a new album with Aerosmith. The band, minus guitarist Joe Perry, convened with Frederiksen during late January and early February to start preparing new songs. The entire quintet, which hasn’t released an album since 2004’s “Honkin’ on Bobo,” is expected to regroup this summer to continue the process, and Aerosmith is also booked to play dates in Japan and Latin America towards the end of the year, though no dates have yet been announced.
Tyler is also preparing for the May 3 release of his autobiography, “Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir.” Tyler sat for a length interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer which will air May 1 on “Dateline” and May 2 on “Today;” the interview will also be broadcast on NBC’s other broadcast and online platforms, and on Tyler’s Absolewdly app via iTunes. Tyler will also be a guest on NBC’s “Tonight” show on May 6.