Steven Tyler will release his first-ever solo album, We're All Somebody From Somewhere, on July 15th. The title track, which Tyler performed live last week on NBC's Today Show, is a funky mix of horns, drum loops and the Aerosmith frontman's unmistakable scat vocals.
In between lyrics name-checking Biloxi, Mississippi, New York City and New Orleans, Tyler spits out asides about coffee, the blues and cornbread with a drumbeat rhythm that evokes Aerosmith's 1988 hit "Rag Doll." Written by Tyler with the Cadillac Three's Jaren Johnston, "We're All Somebody From Somewhere" is a celebration of America as a melting pot. Tyler also nodded to the patriotic with another release from the new album, the summer-love anthem "Red, White & You."
Last week, Tyler caused a stir when he called into The Howard Stern Show to reveal that Aerosmith will launch a farewell tour in 2017. "I love this band, I really do, and I want to squash every thought that anybody might have about this … We're doing a farewell tour, but only because it's time. We've never done that," Tyler said. Tyler will launch his own Out on a Limb solo tour on July 2nd in Las Vegas.
Here's the track list for We're All Somebody From Somewhere, which Tyler helped reveal via Instagram. Of note: a cover of Aerosmith's monster ballad "Janie's Got a Gun."
1. "My Own Worst Enemy" (Steven Tyler, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
2. "We're All Somebody From Somewhere" (Steven Tyler, Jaren Johnston)
3. "Hold On (Won’t Let Go)" (Steven Tyler, Jason Boyd, Jared Gutstadt, Jeff Peters)
4. "It Ain’t Easy" (Steven Tyler, Cary Barlowe, Nathan Barlowe, Hillary Lindsey)
5. "Love Is Your Name" (Lindsey Lee, Eric Paslay)
6. "I Make My Own Sunshine" (Alyssa Bonagura)
7. "Gypsy Girl" (Steven Tyler, Ross Copperman, David Hodges)
8. "Somebody New" (Steven Tyler, Brett James, Hillary Lindsey, Troy Verges)
9. "Only Heaven" (Steven Tyler, Rhett Akins, Chris DeStefano)
10. "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly & Me" (Steven Tyler, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
11. "Red, White & You" (Steven Tyler, Nathan Barlowe, Levi Hummon, Jon Vella)
12. "Sweet Louisiana" (Steven Tyler, Cary Barlowe, Nathan Barlowe, Hillary Lindsey)
13. "What Am I Doin' Right?" (Steven Tyler, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
14. "Janie's Got a Gun" (Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton)
15. "Piece of My Heart" (with The Loving Mary Band) (Bert Berns, Jerry Ragovoy)