“I See It as a Bridge Between My Solo Music and Toto Music”: Check out Steve Lukather’s New “Someone” Visualizer From His Forthcoming Album, ‘Bridges’
"Toto will never record another studio album," says Luke
Steve Lukather has shared the second taster from his new album, Bridges.
The "Someone" visualizer follows up the release of last month’s “When I See You Again” lyric video.
Slated for release on June 16 via the Players Club/Mascot Label Group, Bridges is the Toto frontman’s ninth studio album.
“I see it as a bridge between my solo music and Toto music,” explains Lukather. “The fact that Joseph Williams, David Paich and I wrote most of the record, and the fact I invited many of the old Toto gang to come and play – co-writers like Randy Goodrum and Stan Lynch – brings all this together.”
While he states Toto “will never record another studio album,” Luke is happy to point out that he is still good pals with most of his old crew.
“We still love writing and creating and recording together, and we will no doubt continue to work with each other on our respective solo works,” he says. “It's complicated, and at the age I am now, I do not wish to do anything complicated.”
Throughout the course of his solo career, Luke has enjoyed a close working relationship with prolific songsmiths Goodrum and Lynch.
“These guys are the guys that come in and write the lyrics way better than me,” he admits. “I knew they would bring it as always and they did. They are also dear friends as well, and we love working together.”
Working as a team player as far back as his 1989 debut, Lukather, the session ace is keenly aware of how other people’s strengths can elevate a solo project.
“I do have input to the lyrics,” he adds. “I give them ideas of what I want to say and they articulate my feelings into the music, and then perhaps once I see their first drafts we talk about it, edit here and there, and the end result is what we have on this record.”
Pre-order Bridges here.
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