Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris Shiflett Blends California Roots With Honky Tonk Dreams On His Brand New Solo Album, Lost at Sea
Out now via Blue Elan Records
Melbourne & Sydney solo headline shows announced for December
Veteran rocker, podcast host, songwriter, and Foo Fighters guitar slinger Chris Shiflett has just dropped a full LP of Southern California-inspired and Nashville-executed country-rock tunes. Out now via Blue Elan Records, Lost at Sea finds Shiflett blurring the lines between his last two albums: West Coast Town’s (2017) honky-tonk homage and Hard Lessons’ (2019) overdriven crunch. Shiflett recorded the majority of the new album in Nashville, working with producer and collaborator Jaren Johnston—frontman of the Cadillac Three, as well as the songwriter behind nearly a dozen Number 1 country hits—and a small cast of Americana all-stars. Among them were fellow guitar slingers Charlie Worsham, Tom Bukovac, and Nathan Keeterle, all three of whom laced the record with fiery fretwork. He also teamed up with a number of co-writers, partnering with Kendell Marvel, Cody Jinks, and others to fill Lost at Sea with storylines that pack as hefty a punch as the music itself.
Featuring focus track single “Weigh You Down”, originally inspired by Shiflett’s wife’s birthday, the song turned into a baritone guitar-driven rocker; upbeat and sweet. “We all get a little funny when those numbers start getting too big but this was me trying to remind her that the number doesn’t matter and we have so much to be grateful and happy for, which she of course already knew,” Shiflett laughs. “On the musical side, I loved putting the slide guitar solo together. I don’t play much slide and always have to think it through a lot and work it out, but I love the end results.”
Fans can now purchase or stream Lost at Sea in its entirety by following this link.
With the Foo Fighters set to hit Australia for six huge stadium shows this Nov/Dec, for the very first time, fans will also get the chance to catch Chris Shiflett performing songs off his new & previous records over two special solo acoustic shows in Melbourne and Sydney. Don’t miss:
TUESDAY DECEMBER 5 – THE WORKERS CLUB, MELBOURNE (18+)
THURSDAY DECEMBER 7 – THE GREAT CLUB, SYDNEY (18+)
*Tickets on sale Thursday October 26 (11AM AEDT) via frontiertouring.com/chrisshiflett