Drummer Nick D’Virgilio has announced a new single “I Know The Way”, which will be the fourth track released from D’Virgilio‘s recently released solo album “Invisible”. The single has an release date of September 11th and you can listen to a stream below. D’Virgilio has also announced he will host a live Q&A via his Facebook page taking place on the same day at 9:30 AM EST.
In addition, a free live performance will be streamed at 9:30 AM EST on 24th September with D’Virgilio and his band performing the first half of “Invisible” from a new facility at the studios of Indiana based Sweetwater Sound that boasts a 30 metre wide ultra-high definition video wall. The musicians will include guitarist Don Carr and pianist/ keyboard player Jacob Dupree, both of whom played on the album.
“Invisible” is the second solo album by the California born but Indiana based NDV and comes almost two decades after his debut solo offering. He describes his new record as “a collection of songs that make up the story of a man who is unhappy with where his life has ended up. He finally decides to take the scary step of leaving everything behind so he can go and find the meaning of his life.” He continues: “Throughout my career I have been in many different places. Over time the word ‘invisible’ kept coming to mind and it got me thinking of people that truly have the hardest jobs in the world, or no job at all. The outliers. The ones we all take for granted. The ones we will never know but if they were not there then our lives would not be the nearly the same. Over time I amassed lyric and song ideas with the idea of writing a concept record on the subject.”
Keen to establish that “this is not your typical drummer record,” NDV states that “‘Invisible’ is a rock album with various musical flavors thrown in because the songs were formed with the story in mind. A classical prelude that uses various themes from the whole piece sets the stage. From there comes a mellow ballad outlining the story and then it is on to the adventures of the central character. The main thing making this record did for me was to reaffirm my strong belief that we are all here for something. We all have a purpose.”
“Invisible” can be ordered here.
With the recording process split between the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London (including full string and brass sections) and the world class Sweetwater Studios in Fort Wayne, Indiana, “Invisible” boasts star turns from luminaries such as guitarists Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X), Rick Nielsen (Cheap Trick) and Carl Verheyen (Supertramp), bassists Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel) and Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Steve Hackett), plus keyboard players Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) and Jem Godfrey (Frost*).
NDV photos by Erick Anderson