Jakko Jakszyk's first solo album since becoming a member of King Crimson in 2013 will be released on October 23rd. Entitled Secrets & Lies, the record features contributions from fellow KC bandmates Robert Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Tony Levin and Mel Collins. There are also appearances by Al Murray, Simple Minds' John Giblin and Level 42's Mark King. Peter Hammill, with whom Jakszyk also co-wrote one of the songs on the album, also appears on vocals and guitar. Jakko says, " The enforced sabbatical from King Crimson has given me the opportunity to complete a new solo album. Encouraged by Thomas Waber at InsideOutMusic, and aided and abetted by numerous friends, heroes and family. "Secrets & Lies" will be released on 23rd October 2020.
Secrets & Lies will be released as a Limited CD+DVD Digipak (featuring 5.1 mix), Gatefold LP + CD & as Digital Album
The tracklist, including two songs that were originally intended for King Crimson, is as follows:
- Before I Met You
- The Trouble With Angels
- Fools Mandate
- The Rotters Club is Closing Down
- Uncertain Times
- It Would All Make Sense
- Secrets, Lies & Stolen Memories
- Under Lock & Key
- The Borders We Traded
- Trading Borders
Jakko's has a brand new website to help promote the release. . .
The website includes this video which features Jakko soloing on new track Fool's Mandate, co-written by Peter Hammill. . .
The first single from Secrets & Lies, 'The Trouble With Angels', makes its debut on the 14th August. Complete with an extraordinary animated video by Iranian filmmaker Sam Chegini.