In a new interview with Billboard , Mick Mars talks about his upcoming solo album, which he hopes to release in early 2020.
The effort is being recorded in Nashville, where Mars has lived for about six years, with producer Michael Wagener at Blackbird Studio .
Speaking about the musical direction of his new music, Mars said:
“It’s not like today’s music, which to me is pretty much pop-metal and more growly guys. It’s all cool and it’s all good, and I’m just searching for something that’s just a little different than that.
“I [also] don’t want to be living in ’85. It’s hard to reinvent yourself, but that’s what I’m doing now. I’m trying to reinvent the way that I approach music writing. I’ve got a lot of cr*p, and I’ve got a lot of good stuff too.”
Mars said that he has been working with a vocalist named Jacob on some of his new material.
“[He] can be a lot of different voices, and it’s pretty amazing,”
“I go, ‘I want this kind of voice here,’ and he’ll pull it straight off.”