Chuck Wright has just released his new video for the single titled ‘Army Of Me’, from his upcoming album due for release in 2022. Featuring the mega-talent known as Whitney Tai on vocals, ‘Army Of Me’ is a song with a wicked bass line (of course) for the foundation of a track made for this new decade. It’s a rare but beautiful thing when you see an artist such as Chuck Wright feature something so new and fresh. What I mean by this is that, while Chuck Wright has been at the forefront of the rock scene for over three decades, what we get is a song that sounds like it comes from an artist that is hungry. Fresh on the scene. Everything is amped and stamped with that signature sound that Chuck has carried with him since childhood. That combination of hurt and dirt, grit and wit, and so on. You get the idea.
Add to this the instantly recognizable mega voice of Whitney Tai to the mix and you have dark magic. A funny side story to this review; Whitney and I are friends. We know each other. I have interviewed her twice. Having said that, I had no idea she was on this track or in this video until I saw it! And wow! What a pleasant shock to see and hear! I am a huge fan of Whitney and her music. I am in awe of her work with Beauty in Chaos. She adds her musical persona to everything she does and, with ‘Army Of Me’, she adds a deepness with her vocals and musical presence that will not only be felt and heard but will be recognized.
‘Army Of Me’ is the perfect gateway drug for any musical project, but with Chuck Wright, it will be an indoctrination.
About Chuck Wright’s Sheltering Sky
Long-time bassist for multi-platinum rockers Quiet Riot, Chuck Wright, proudly presents the release of the first single from his new solo album. Wright has also worked alongside such rock music luminaries as Alice Cooper, Greg Allman, Ted Nugent, various members of Guns N’ Roses and Kiss to name a few, and now embarks on his first-ever solo excursion.
The first single is a hard-rocking, intense interpretation of Björk’s 1995 hit “Army of Me” and is accompanied by a video that represents Wright’s exploration into disorder and parallels with the recent chaotic state of world affairs. The visuals include a 3D animation of an “army” of Ruth Bader Ginsburgs, the late Supreme Court Justice, feminist icon, and steadfast advocate for women’s rights and gender equality. “I chose to recognize the late Justice Ginsburg in this video as she was such a formidable presence on and off the bench. She challenged the status quo knocking down legal obstacles to women’s equality and inspired an army of believers.”
The track “Army Of Me” features several of Wright’s musical peers including the late Pat Torpey (Mr. Big) on drums, guitarist Lanny Cordola (House of Lords), and Sven Martin (Jonathan Davis Band) on keyboards along with songstress Whitney Tai, the recent “Best Vocalist” winner at The Intercontinental Music Awards.
The full-length album from Chuck Wright’s Sheltering Sky, coming in 2022, features over 30 guest performers including members of Mr. Big, Skid Row, Tesla, Dream Theater, Great White, Asia, Jefferson Starship, acclaimed solo artists Allen Hinds, Toshi Yanagi, and many others. Wright is finally stepping out on his own with a wide range of genres, from Jazz Fusion, Prog, Funk to in-your-face Hard Rock, which was in itself one of the things that led him to want to forge his own way and create this unique collection of songs within his “Sheltering Sky” project.