Legendary Pantera bassist Rex Brown has signed a worldwide deal with eOne Records. Brown plans to release his yet-to-be-titled debut solo LP later this year. Brown emphasized, “I’ve been working on these songs for a long time.” Brown’s solo effort includes him on guitar and vocals for the first time in his career. He promises the new album will be written out of honesty, removing any trace of an ego. He commented on it saying:
“You’re only as good as your word and your word better be good.”
Brown tracked vocals, rhythm guitar, and bass while collaborating with his long-time friend Lance Harvell. Drums were tracked by Accept’s Christopher Williams. The album was produced by New Yorker turned Nashville transplant Caleb Sherman, a multi-instrumentalist with work on records by Little Big Town and Porter Block.
Brown commented on Sherman’s producing:
“Caleb produced the project from a musician’s standpoint. Not just a typical producer’s standpoint, which was something I definitely needed. Between Caleb and Lance, we were a force to be reckoned with. They really pulled out the best in me.”
Peter Keyes, most known for his work with Lynyrd Skynyrd will be featured in a few tracks. Brown expressed his musical freedom he has from this project:
“My motto these days is ‘Shake some shit up.’ I’ve had my ups and downs, like anybody in this business. I wanted to feel like a true artist again, where I can write and record songs without worrying about any of the bullshit. This is just something else I’m doing for fun, man. And musical Freedom. Fun has to come into it or I’m not going to do it. I’ve had a tremendous career and now I feel like I’m twenty-five years old again. This has given me that freedom I needed. I’ve got so much more in me.I’m just getting my feet wet.”