Stone Temple Pilots will release their first-ever acoustic album, titled Perdida, on February 10th, 2020. According to a press release, it features "10 deeply personal songs that weave introspective lyrics together with unexpected instruments to take listeners on an emotional and musical journey through letting go and starting over."
The word "perdida" is Spanish for "loss," and bassist Robert DeLeo said that music has helped the members of STP process grief and other emotions. He explained, "When I've gone through things in my life, I've found that sitting down and having an honest conversation with my guitar is the best therapy."
The band recorded Perdida at drummer Eric Kretz's Bomb Shelter Studios. The band utilized a variety of instruments that haven't been associated with STP in the past, including flute, alto saxophone, guitarrón, viola, cello and vintage keyboards. Robert DeLeo remarked, "We've done similar things before — like the trumpet solo on 'Adhesive' from Tiny Music — but never on such a large scale."
DeLeo told us not long ago that STP has never stuck to one formula when it came to creating new songs: ["There's no rules to writing music and that's what I enjoy about it, you know. You've always got ideas stored away somewhere, you know. There's those ideas and there's also ones that hit you at the moment and you realize that this could be something that we could all dig into and bite into, and that's really exciting when it's one of those."] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . one of those.)
The band has released the album's opening track, called "Fare Thee Well." In addition to the album, STP will also launch an acoustic tour in early 2020. The dates are (subject to change):
February 5 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
February 7 – Snoqualmie, WA – Snoqualmie Casino
February 8 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
February 9 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
February 12 – San Francisco, CA – Herbst Theatre
February 13 – Beverly Hills, CA – Saban Theater
February 15 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
February 17 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
February 19 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
February 21 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
February 22 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
February 25 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
February 27 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
February 29 – Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana
March 1 – Boston, MA – The Wilbur Theatre
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