Brandon Boyd (Incubus) Debuts “Dime in My Dryer,” New Solo Album ‘Echoes & Cocoons’ Out 3/11

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Rock Cellar Magazine

“Dime in My Dryer” is a new song premiered on Friday by Brandon Boyd, lead singer/songwriter of the band Incubus. He’s been steadily releasing solo tracks over the past few weeks as previews of Echoes & Cocoons, a solo album that will be the follow-up to 2010’s The Wild Trapeze, the only other Brandon Boyd solo album to date (as his other work outside Incubus has been released under the name Sons of the Sea).

Produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers), “Dime in My Dryer” glides by on some crisp production and Boyd’s typically complex lyrical direction:

It joins a pair of previously debuted songs. Here’s “Petrichor”:

… which, Boyd described, uses the phenomenon of rain in his home region of Southern California as a metaphor:

“I come from a place in the world where the sun is almost always shining, and as wonderful as that is, it does carry with it a kind of bias towards happiness and a constant stress around well being. The irony of course is that it’ll drive you crazy trying to be happy all of the time. There is wisdom in sadness and grief, the kind of things we glean from “walking through the valley” can’t be replicated by merely speaking or reading about them, we need to be sad sometimes and enter darkened spaces in order to be more fully realized people. When it rains in Southern California, it’s such a rare event that it almost feels like we’re being invited to embrace the dark, weep for what is lost, and then emerge new and washed clean of those old feelings that were stuck on us and starting to rot in the punishing sunlight.”

The first song shared from the project was “Pocket Knife,” which arrived as a music video:

Echoes & Cocoons will be released on March 11. The track listing:

“Dime In My Dryer”
“A Better Universe”
“Pocket Knife”
“Two Months And A Day”
“More Better”
“Ad Infinitum”
“New Dark Age”
“Fly On Your Wall”
“End Of The World”

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