ALICE IN CHAINS vocalist/guitarist William DuVall will release his debut solo album, “One Alone”, on October 4 via DVL Recordings. The disc is a smoldering, all-acoustic affair. In contrast to the multi-layered sonic assault comprising most of his discography, “One Alone” is as sparse and intimate as it gets — part late-night confessional, part living room concert.
Said DuVall: “After three albums and numerous world tours with ALICE IN CHAINS, as well as creating the GIRAFFE TONGUE ORCHESTRA album (with Brent Hinds of MASTODON and Ben Weinman of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), and, of course, my catalog of albums and tours with COMES WITH THE FALL, I felt the need to peel everything back to the bare bones. This album is strictly one voice, one guitar. It reveals the very core of who I am as a singer, guitarist, and songwriter.”
The official video for the album’s first single, “‘Til The Light Guides Me Home”, can be seen at VEVO.com.
“One Alone” track listing:
01. ‘Til The Light Guides Me Home
02. The Veil Of All My Fears
03. The 3 Wishes
04. Strung Out On A Dream
05. White Hot
06. Still Got A Hold On My Heart
07. Smoke And Mirrors
08. So Cruel
09. Chains Around My Heart
10. Keep Driving Me Away
11. No Need To Wonder
Prior to joining ALICE IN CHAINS in 2006, DuVall was a member of punk rock bands AWARENESS VOID OF CHAOS, NEON CHRIST, BL’AST! and FINAL OFFERING. DuVall‘s long musical history also includes COMES WITH THE FALL and ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell‘s solo work.
Cantrell befriended the members of COMES WITH THE FALL in the early 2000s, playing shows with the band on the West Coast, then enlisting the musicians to tour with him as both opening act and backing group in support of his album “Degradation Trip”.
DuVall appears on the last three ALICE IN CHAINS albums: 2009’s “Black Gives Way To Blue”, 2013’s “The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here” and 2018’s “Rainier Fog”.