2018 will be known as “The Year of Myles Kennedy”
I had the privilege of getting an advance stream of Myles Kennedy’s Year of the Tiger album. While I am not going to go track by track for this album, I will give you an overview of my thoughts on the record.
This album is a stripped down, almost raw representation of the pure artistry that Kennedy possesses. While the 2007 Blackbird album showcased multiple sides of Kennedy’s creativity, Tiger represents his core.
When Kennedy released the title track to the album, “Year of the Tiger”, I played it for a few very close friends who all say that Kennedy reminded them of Robert Plant.
This album from start to finish is designed to tell the story of Kennedy’s father passing away, and it tells that story very well. The song “Haunted By Design” is a story told through the eyes of Kennedy’s mother. This song hit home for me as it reminded me of losing my mother last year.
This album is a more bluesy driven record so if you’re looking for a heavy metal album like Kennedy’s previous projects, “Year of the Tiger” may not be for you. But you should definitely still buy it and listen to it. It, for the most part, seems to be recorded with acoustic guitars and basic percussion instruments.