Listen: Steve Howe’s The Headlands, the first single taken from Love Is

The 73 year-old musician’s son, Dylan Howe, takes on drum duties.

Yes guitarist Steve Howe has shared a new instrument piece entitled The Headlands. The song is to be part of the upcoming studio album, Love Is and features the musician’s son, Dylan Howe on drums; Howe himself takes on duties as the song’s acoustic, electric and steel guitarist, bassist, keyboardist and percussionist. Take a listen above.

Love Is is to be Howe’s first solo album in almost a decade, following the fully-instrumental Time from 2011. The forthcoming record is said to balance both instrumental and vocal pieces, with current Yes frontman Jon Davison performing vocal harmonies and bass.

Speaking on the record, Howe explained that the title derived his love of nature. “I called the album Love Is because it hints at the central idea that love is important but also love of the universe and the ecology of the world is very important,” he said.

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“We are still destroying the planet and, I suppose, my songs show the yearning I have for the love of nature and how beauty, art and music all stem from nature. There is a theme about those things, love, beauty, ecology, nature and wonderful people.”

Love Is is expected to release on 31 July, available in digital and vinyl formats.

Learn more about the record at stevehowe.com.

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