James Iha, who has played in such bands as Smashing Pumpkins and A Perfect Circle, is set to release his second solo album Look To The Sky on Sept. 18th. It has been 14 years since his last solo album Let It Come Down, which he released while he was still in Smashing Pumpkins.
Iha explains why it took so long for this album to come out, saying, “I wanted this record to be more eclectic and reflect all of my tastes which is why it took so long. It was important to me for the record to be multi-dimensional and complex. Being a part of the Smashing Pumpkins, and working with so many other bands and artists since my last album gave me a fresh perspective on what music could be.”
Confirmed guest appearances include Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ Karen O and Nick Zinner, Tegan And Sara‘s Sara Quin, Fountains Of Wayne‘s Adam Schlesinger, Antony & the Johnsons and legendary Television guitarist Tom Verlaine.
You can hear the first single “To Who Knows Where” below. It’s a soft, sweet song that is quite enjoyable in its pureness and innocence.