Stryper’s Michael Sweet Claims New Solo Album Will Be His Best Ever
February 2, 2012
Stryper frontman Michael Sweet has been working on a solo album and believes it will be his best solo work to date. Sweet has posted short instrumental samples for the tracks “Taking On The World Tonight”, “All That Left (For Me To Prove)” and “Unsuspecting” (just click the songs titles to listen) from what will be his first collection of original compositions since ‘Truth’.
Says Sweet, “I can assure you that this record will be the best solo record to date and that you (at least most of you) won’t be disappointed. Second, to the handful of people who think it sounds like Stryper — well, earth to moon, I am the singer/guitarist/songwriter for Stryper so there is the remote chance that their will be similarities right? Maybe you can’t comprehend that but I think most people here do.
For those of you who wonder why it isn’t a Stryper record, the truth is that I had the opportunity to make a record and I took it. It’s been almost 12 years since my last solo release and I felt it was long overdue. There is a lot of down time with Stryper and life goes on, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. This doesn’t mean that Stryper is going to take a backseat. We have big plans for the band as well including a re-record record with two new songs, touring throughout 2012 and eventually a new, all original Stryper record.
We all have done solo projects over the years and it’s a great way for all of us to be artistic and express our musical ideas individually. I love what I do and I hope it shows! For the 99.9% of the people who do get it, you advance to the head of the class. To the 0.1% of the people who don’t get it, your in detention for the rest of the year. Seriously, thank you all for the incredibly positive feedback/comments on my new solo project and I can’t wait to release it so you can hear the songs in their entirety. You’ll hear similarities (duh) and yet you’ll also hear me. God Bless you guys and see you out on the road.”
Sweet will be performing his faith-based storytellers solo acoustic show in churches around the world this year. The shows are a combination of Stryper classics, new solo material, and notable praise and worship songs. If you are interested in Michael Sweet performing at your church, please have your church leaders contact Dave Rose at Dave [at] DeepSouthEntertainment.com.
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