Gary Clark Jr: "We Went To Outer Space On This Album".

“When I was recording this album,” says Gary Clark Jr, “I wanted to go back to when I was twelve years old and there were no rules and I didn’t really understand what I was doing, I was just trying everything.”

As he told Classic Rock Magazine show host, Nicky Horne, “When I first started listening to music I used to visualise it as colours and pay attention to everything; bass, drums, guitars, keys, strings, horns, whatever, so I really wanted to use the full spectrum - like I used to - when I went in to making this album and not restrict myself in any way or hold back, or think about it too much as an artiste!

“It’s adventurous, sonically speaking. I was really adamant about testing myself and pushing it to the limit, and we did that, we sort of went to outer space on this one.“

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Philip Wilding

Philip Wilding is a novelist, journalist, scriptwriter, biographer and radio producer. As a young journalist he criss-crossed most of the United States with bands like Motley Crue, Kiss and Poison (think the Almost Famous movie but with more hairspray). More latterly, he’s sat down to chat with bands like the slightly more erudite Manic Street Preachers, Afghan Whigs, Rush and Marillion.