Peter Frampton’s next record will be entirely self-written: “I’m going where no Frampton has gone before”
Peter Frampton’s upcoming studio album is in the works, and it’s one jam packed with songs written entirely by the master himself.
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Speaking to Uncut magazine about his latest musical endeavours, Frampton said, “I’m recording brand-new material right now. No co-writers, all my own songs, and I’m throwing out a lot already because every track’s got to be a winner.”
“I’m going where no Frampton has gone before.”
This marks the first time in over 45 years that Frampton is releasing an album with no co-writes. The last time the guitar legend had issued an album full of self-penned tracks was Frampton in 1975 — which featured some of his greatest hits like Show Me The Way and Baby, I Love Your Way.
The musician also described the upcoming album as the type of record that should have followed the 1976 sensation that was Frampton Comes Alive!
“I enjoy co-writing and have done it for ages with various different people, and I always enjoy it,” Frampton told Ultimate Classic Rock. “But I think when I wrote on my own, it’s much more unique and … uniquely me. I might do things in writing a song that other people would say, ‘Oh, no, you don’t want to do that. We shouldn’t go there,’ but on my own, I can be like, ‘Uh-uh, I’m going there.’”
As for the album’s release date, Frampton admits that it’s something even he himself has no clue about: “I don’t know when I’m gonna finish it,” he said. “There’s no rush. I’m taking my time. I want every track to be something that gives me goose-bumps and I go, ‘I’m proud of that.’ There’s not gonna be any filler on it.”
“It’s gonna be the best that I can do, and I’m very excited about it. I’ve got some great material. But this one might take a little longer.”
Frampton’s ‘Finale – The Farewell Tour’ continues next month; the artist recently announced that he will be playing seated during the shows as a result of his Inclusion-Body Myositis disease.
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