Jared James Nichols has announced he will release a new solo EP Shadow Dancer this September, and dropped its first single Skin ‘n Bone alongside the announcement.
The EP follows Nichols’ 2017 LP Black Magic, on which he expanded his blues-rock sound over 10 riff-heavy tracks.
Nichols said of Shadow Dancer’s first single Skin ‘n Bone in a statement: “The idea stems from making sure our eyes are open and coming together instead of breaking apart. I may not be great at sitting down and having a conversation with you about my feelings, but I can play a song like Skin ‘n Bone that shows you how I’m feeling and support it with sound and with guitar and with all the bombastic craziness that I put on it.”
Cesar Gueikian, brand president of Gibson, has also officially named Nichols as a Gibson brand ambassador. Nichols commented: “I get to release new music and become a Gibson brand ambassador on the same day, this is a dream come true.
“So much more than just six strings and a piece of wood, Gibson guitars embody who I am and have been the soundtrack and inspiration of my life. I am honoured and grateful to be recognized as an ambassador for the most iconic guitar maker in the world.”
Skin ‘n Bone has arrived with an official, fiery lyric video which you can check out below.
Shadow Dancer arrives on 17 September, and can be preordered here.