Updated: Jan 23

"I don't like repeating myself and doing things I've already done. "

JSS talks about his new album, vocals, SOA, Journey and more in our latest interview.

Jeff Scott Soto has appeared as a vocalist on 85 albums along with numerous collaborations, from Yngwie to Sons of Apollo. Wide Awake (In My Dreamland) is the hard rock veteran's 7th official solo album. We chat with Jeff about his career and new album.

PG: You've got a new solo album out Wide Awake (In My Dreamland) tell us a bit about that.

JSS: It's my seventh solo album. It's one of the first times I've relinquished the overall control of an album, especially a solo album to one person, that's Alessandro Del Vecchio, my producer. Normally I'm very hands-on my records and creating the particular vision of what that album is going to be about. I use my solo career to try and not just repeat most of the things I've done in the business.

PG: What was it like working with Alessandro on the album?

JSS: This time around it was requested by Frontiers (record label) that I would collaborate with Alessandro. I've known him for about 15 years now, so I've been wanting to work with him for the longest time. What he's done for this record has been absolutely phenomenal. I entrusted him with coming up with the material and I entrusted him with the overall s