Rob Thomas had every intention of having her third solo album, The Great Unknown, ready and largely unknown outside their 2015 tour, which starts on June 11, but has not been well – although he has released one , “Trust You.”
“Long ago I just picked a date and said,” I’ll be on the road, and if I’m not on the road at this point I’m going to kill myself, ‘”Thomas said during a recent conference call with journalists to promote the tour. I got a date to be on the road and then moved around. The idea now is to leave on tour for this one to build the excitement for the [album], and then I can do all traditional promo after that. That’s one of the reasons why this summer we collected more than one theater tour instead of doing outdoor sheds and keep it in an environment of “We’re building something. ‘”
The album is based largely, though. “It’s done with the exception of one song,” Thomas told Billboard. “There is a ballad that I wrote the last minute. … It’s just my voice, piano and a string section, and that’s it. If I had to put [the album] now, be proud of it. But I felt like It is missing one really quiet time, and I think that could be it. ”
The great unknown, the first solo album from Thomas Cradlesong 2009, is now expected during the autumn and executive producer Matt Serletic longtime collaborator. But this time, Thomas was diversified to work with other producers and co-writers, including Ryan Tedder on “Trust You” – Thomas said he is “a friend you go out and do a lot of bad decisions “- Ricky” Wallpaper “Reed, Dr. Lucas cohort Cirkut and equipment Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta. “More than a quarter of the record, I actually worked with other artists I’ve ever done for me,” Thomas said. “I always have done for your project. Getting to work with people like Ryan and Wallpaper, I think it helped me keep things fresh and not feel like going back to the same well and just write the same songs over and over and again – that after 20 years that is their greatest fear. “Thomas described the album as diverse – and can also be added that “the ultimate pop album ever made.”
“I come from so many different places,” he said. “I know I have a record Ryan Adams / David Gray in me. I’ve done ’90s’ I’m angry and I do not know why” alternative. I’ve done ‘I’ll make you shake your ass’ pop. I think if I could hit a solid real ‘mourn in your beer,’ then I’m done. ”
The Great Unknown tour ends on August 13 in Englewood, New Jersey, and Thomas is planning more legs to follow the album’s release. The cycle is likely to spread in 2016, but next year is also targeted for further work with matchbox twenty.
“Unless someone knows something I do not, we are still a band,” Thomas said. “We have our 20th anniversary of our first album [You or Someone like You] next year, so I know we’re going to do something there and definitely we will always go out and tour and make music. We have too much fun not.”