Ian Brown announces new album with single First World Problems

Nine years after his last solo release, Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown has announced seventh studio album Ripples to be released on March 1st 2019. To accompany the announcement, Ian has shared the first single from the album First World Problems.

Self-producing the album, Ian Brown also wrote the majority of the album tracks. Three of the which were co-written with his sons, who also play a multitude of instruments across Ripples. The new album also features cover versions of Barrington Levy’s Black Roses and Break Down The Walls by Mikey Dread.

Ripples was recorded in Liverpool and enhanced in the Beatles room at Abbey Road Studios, before being mixed by long-term collaborator Steve Fitzmaurice. The record was digitally mastered by Bob Ludwig in New York, while the vinyl was mastered by Chris Bellman in LA.

Ian Brown has retained complete creative control of the project, producing the album, directing a soon to be released video, as well as creating the artwork himself and playing guitar, drums and a host of other instruments throughout the record.

Ripples by Ian Brown is released March 1st 2019 and can be pre-ordered here.


First World Problems

Black Roses

Breathe and Breathe Easy (The Everness Of Now)

The Dream And The Dreamer

From Chaos To Harmony

It’s Raining Diamonds


Blue Sky Day

Soul Satisfaction

Break Down The Walls (Warm Up Jam)

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