Ann Wilson Discovers Animal Nature With ‘Greed’, Album Announces
Who wants more Ann Wilson? The singer is ready to meet your needs with new single “Greed,” and it’s the precursor to more music to come on Wilson’s latest solo album, fierce happiness.
Wilson shows the wide range of his vocal dynamics, serving up more subtle moments before letting the power of his voice take over in parts of the track. She says of the new song, “’Greed’ is that thing in our animal nature that makes us crave MORE. Whether it’s money, sex, power or ecstasy, it triggers our craving! It happens with all of us. When you turn around and catch yourself making decisions because you want money or because you’re caught in the headlights of fame, well, those are greedy times.
Wilson continues, “I think people who claim to have made all their decisions from a root of pure idealism, and never done anything dark or greedy, are lying. I think anyone who ventures into the music industry especially in hopes of a career with great success, ends up doing these Faustian bargains at some point, even if it’s just briefly. It’s an aggressive song and I think I write better when I’m angry.
You can check out the song and corresponding video below.
Ann Wilson, “Greed”
As noted, “Greed” is the first taste of new music we’re getting from the Heart singer’s new solo album. The upcoming set is titled fierce happiness and it’s on target for a street date on April 29 via Silver Lining Music.
Wilson reportedly came up with the idea for the 2020 solo album after meeting attorney Brian Rohan. “Brian recommended people to me who knew people in Nashville, so I met these guys like [famed Nashville session guitarist] Tom Bukovac and Tony Lucido at these Muscle Shoals Sound Studio sessions. I had never met them before and they really inspired me. It was like a big door opening. »
The singer says that everything happened very quickly. “I originally intended to come in, record a few songs and see what I had, but it just took this lifetime,” she explains. “At the Sound Stage in Nashville, Kenny Wayne Shepherd came in and played on a few songs. He was a whole different influence coming in. He just played his butt, and with the gospel singers and everything else that got together, the whole project started to grow.
Wilson continues, “I had known Warren Haynes from Gov’t Mule for some time. We had written a few songs with Gov’t Mule, and those completed the record. So all of a sudden, where there was no record before, I suddenly had eleven cool songs that I really liked.
Plus, you’ll find country superstar Vince Gill as a guest vocalist on the song “Love of My Life.” The full track list and album artwork can be viewed below. Pre-orders for fierce happiness are currently taken here.
The legendary rock singer has also gained a lot of respect from her peers lately. Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson recently proclaimed Wilson their favorite female vocalist, while Type O Negative’s Johnny Kelly recently suggested that if the band were ever to put on a Peter Steele tribute show, they’d want a female vocalist to lead it with Wilson mentioned as his first choice.
Wilson will also hit the road with his new solo band soon. Dates can be seen below and ticketing information is available here.
Anne Wilson, fierce happiness Artwork + track list
bridge of sighs
fight for life
The Love of My Life (with Vince Gill)
A moment in paradise
The blues of angels*
As the world turns
*Only available on CD and digital formats
Ann Wilson 2022 Tour Dates
February 19 – Metairie, Louisiana @ Family Gras
May 4 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American
May 5 – Napa, CA @ The Uptown Theater
May 7 – Pala, CA @ Pala Casino
May 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
May 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
May 13 – Los Cabos, Mexico @ Hard Rock
June 11 – Peachtree City, Georgia @ Fred Amphitheater
June 13 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East
June 14 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East
June 16 – Tampa, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
June 17 – Strong. Lauderdale, Florida @ The Parker