New music from the King Crimson frontman

Jakko M Jakszyk (King Crimson), recently announced the release of his forthcoming new solo album Secrets & Lies on the 23rd October 2020. Today he is pleased to launch the album’s first single, The Trouble With Angels, accompanied by an animated video by Iranian film make Sam Chegini, created in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Jakko comments: “The innate urge to reach out to a stranger, following a chance meeting in Monte Carlo.Combined with the monochrome memories of Wim Wenders ‘Wings Of Desire’.

Where a moment of crisis is redefined by something magical. ‘The Trouble With Angels’.”

Secrets & Lies contains 11 songs that explore topics such as obsession, betrayal, the shifting grounds of contemporary politics, and the tangled threads of family history, Secrets And Lies balances sensitive writing, musical technique, and accessible tunes cast in an impressively cinematic sound world. With three of the tracks, Separation, Under Lock & Key and Uncertain Times originating in King Crimson's writing sessions, the result is a mature work brimming with yearning melodies in symphonic or widescreen settings, fluid guitar work, and Jakko’s heartfelt, emotional vocals.

The album features Jakszyk joined by his King Crimson bandmates Robert Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Tony Levin & Mel Collins, as well as appearances from John Giblin (Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Simple Minds), Mark King (Level 42), Peter Hammill (Van der Graaf Generator) and Al Murray.

Secrets & Lies will be released as a Limited CD+DVD Digipak (featuring 5.1 mix), Gatefold LP + CD & as Digital Album. The cover art was created by Sam Chegini, with design by Phil Smee. Pre-order now here:

1. Before I Met You

2. The Trouble With Angels

3. Fools Mandate

4. The Rotters Club is Closing Down

5. Uncertain Times

6. It Would All Make Sense

7. Secrets, Lies & Stolen Memories

8. Under Lock & Key

9. The Borders We Traded

10. Trading Borders

11. Separation

Though best known for his work as a vocalist and guitarist in King Crimson since 2013, with whom he has played sold-out nights at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, the ancient Amphitheatre in Pompeii and three nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Jakszyk has enjoyed a busy and diverse c