Stone Roses' Ian Brown Returns with His First Solo Album in 10 Years
Hear the new song "First World Problems" from the LP 'Ripples'
Published Oct 25, 2018Stone Roses legend Ian Brown has announced he's returning with a new solo album — his first in a decade.
The album is titled Ripples, and it will arrive on March 1 via Polydor. It marks his seventh solo studio album overall and his proper follow-up to 2009's My Way.
Brown produced the album himself and wrote almost all of Ripples, with his sons having co-writing credits on a trio of songs. The younger Browns also provided additional instrumentation on the record.
Further cementing his "Monkey Man" nickname, Brown also made the album art himself. As you can see above, the cover comes complete with a small golden chimp riding a pony, à la Planet of the Apes.
For a taste of the new album, you can now hear the lead-off single "First World Problems" down below, where you'll also find the record's tracklist.
1. First World Problems
2. Black Roses
3. Breathe and Breathe Easy (The Everness of Now)
4. The Dream and the Dreamer
5. From Chaos to Harmony
6. It's Raining Diamonds
8. Blue Sky Day
9. Soul Satisfaction
10. Break Down the Walls (Warm Up Jam)