Forever (De)Young: Ex-Styx Vox Dennis DeYoung Delivers Sixth Solo Studio Set ’26 East: Volume 1′

March 26, 2020
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“And I’m saying this with this new album: people want to blow it up to some lofty, arty-fartsy kind of a thing. I’m just a guy who’s searching for some good chords, to put some notes on there, and then stick lyrics on those notes to give you my personal point of view of my life and the world that I observe around me. Hoping that strangers like you will find yourself in my songs and my story.”

Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung has a lot to say on his latest solo set, 26 East: Volume 1, available April 10 on CD and vinyl. Highlights of the ten-track collection include an homage to The Beatles courtesy of a special duet with Julian Lennon and an unabashed tip of the cap to his time fronting Styx.

I spoke with DeYoung amid the current Coronavirus crisis and the polarized political landscape that has led to anything but the best of times for the country. Which, for many reasons, led him to write about and sing for the day.

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