Trevor Rabin shares first new vocal-led music for over 30 years

Trevor Rabin
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Former Yes guitarist and vocalist Trevor Rabin has shared the first new music form his upcoming solo album Rio. You can watch the video for Big Mistakes below.

Rabin recently announced that he had signed a new record deal with InsideOut Music and will release, Rio, his first vocal-led solo album for over 30 years, on October 6.

"Big Mistakes, the first single on the album, is essentially about surviving my late teens/twenties, hence the lyric: ‘We played in the fire, we danced in the rain. Up all night we made Big Mistakes," says Rabin. "I should have called the song I Can’t Believe I’m Alive."

Rabin's last solo album, 2012's Jacaranda was a purely instrumental album. Its predecessor, 1989's Can't Look Away, was the last to feature his singing, and which was released during his tenure with prog legends Yes, with whom he released 90125 (1983), Big Generator (1987), Union (19991) and Talk (1994).

Rabin plays all the instruments on the track aside from the drums, which were performed by Lou Molino, who played alongside the guitarist in Yes featuring Anderson Rabin Wakeman, while backing vocals were provided by Dante Marchi and Liz Constantine.

Rio is named after Rabin’s grand-daughter, and the album cover features a painting by Rabin.

Pre-order Rio.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.