Ash frontman Tim Wheeler has today announced details of his forthcoming debut solo record Lost Domain, which is set for release on November 3 through Sony Red. You can hear the track “First Sign Of Spring” above.
The record deals with the death of Tim’s father to dementia and the subsequent effect it had on the singer’s life and family. Speaking about the situation, Wheeler said, “It was a really hard time, but the closeness within my family made it a powerful bonding time as well.”
Although Wheeler is credited as playing the majority of instruments on the album himself, ex-Razorlight drummer Andy Burrows is also featured, and there are performance credits for Fred Aspelin of Alberta Cross, the London Metropolitan Orchestra, Leanne Macomber of Neon Indian and Wenzl McGowen of Moon Hooch.
A portion of the proceeds gained from sales of the record will be given to the Alzheimer’s Society, a charity Wheeler has worked closely with since his father’s death. The album can be pre-ordered via Pledge Music now.
The tracklisting for Lost Domain is as follows:
- Snow in Nara
- End of An Era
- Do You Ever Think of Me?
- First Sign of Spring
- Lost Domain
The four-track EP Sheltered Youth is also avaliable, featuring the following tracks:
- Sheltered Youth
- One Last Song