Never one to let the grass grow under his feet Ray Wilson will release his second album of 2016 on October 7th. The new album follows the acoustic set 'Song For A Friend' which garnered some of the very best reviews of his career on release. Stiltskin and Genesis may have bought Ray to the attention of the public but a relentless touring schedule and his abilities as a singer-songwriter are now reaping their rewards some 15 years into his solo career.
Makes Me Think Of Home, the 6th solo studio album from former Stiltskin and Genesis frontman, Ray Wilson, will be released on 7th October. This release comes hot on the heels of Song For A Friend, an acoustic album released earlier this year and which garnered great reviews.
The Red Guitar Music review of the album is now online here
Makes Me Think Of Home is a mix of pop, rock and prog which showcases Ray’s remarkable voice. The title track sees Ray looking back to his days living in Scotland, a country he left after finding love with a Polish dancer. He moved to Poznan 8 years ago, and in this ambitious and very moving track he reflects on his years trying to find peace and happiness in Edinburgh.
The album also contains subtle humour; particularly in the first single “Amen To That”.The track is accompanied by a multi-layered video production in which Ray showcases his acting skills as he takes on multiple characters in a range of unusual professions. The intense 7-day shoot produced what is undoubtedly the best video of Ray’s career and which takes the instantly memorable “Amen To That” to another level, throwing in some unexpected twists along the way.
The album also touches on complex contemporary Scottish issues such as The Scottish Referendum with "They Never Should Have Sent You Roses”, exploring how it divided families and a nation. Also, widespread alcoholism, which affected one of Ray's close family members, is challenged in "The Next Life”, and having to fight these demons alone in "Anyone Out There" He also has time to pay homage to one of the world’s best-loved cartoon strips with “Calvin and Hobbes”.
Makes Me Think of Home full Tracklist:
1. Never Should Have Sent You Roses
2. The Next Life
3. Tennessee Mountain
4. Worship The Sun
5. Makes Me Think Of Home
6. Amen To That
7. Anyone Out There
8. Don't Wait For
9. Calvin And Hobbes
10. The Spirit
Ray Wilson, recognized as one of the UK’s finest ever vocalists by Classic Rock Magazine, is also renowned as an exceptional singer/songwriter and live performer. He has built his solo career the hard way. With extensive tour schedules covering 15 years, Ray meets his fans after the show and has built a strong, loyal fan base who continue to support him time after time.