Dorian Sorriaux, acclaimed guitarist for blues rock superstars BLUES PILLS (2016’s »Lady In Gold« went #1 in Germany), has recently announced to release his first solo EP.
The EP will be entitled »Hungry Ghost« and was produced by fellow BLUES PILLS bass player Zach Anderson at the band’s own studio in Örebro, Sweden. »Hungry Ghost« will feature four psychedelic acoustic folk tracks with Sorriaux on guitar as well as on vocals.
In this short video, Sorriaux explains how the idea of going solo came about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QT26UgRt_5Q
Find the cover art for »Hungry Ghost« created by gifted artist Chekou Cantú García here:
Sorriaux explains: “The title “Hungry Ghost” comes from a book I read called “In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts” by Dr. Gabor Maté. I really liked how those two words fit together when I first saw the title. But there is a deeper meaning to it, the hungry ghost inside of us makes us feel as we’re not good enough the way we are. It drives people to seek for more money, more booze… and leads to self destructive patterns. It’s also a theme throughout the lyrics of the EP, ‘Need To Love’ was inspired from a time I walked by a really shady neighborhood filled with junkies, living in that dark realm at all time.”
And ads “The artwork is a collage made by Chekou Cantú Garcia based on old Nicholas Roerich paintings. I first saw it years ago when we were considering using it for BLUES PILLS but it was a bit too much happening and didn’t totally fit. I always loved this collages though and I kept it in mind for a long time. When I started searching for artworks I stumbled upon it again in my emails. The only thing was that there was no name on the artwork so I had no way to contact the artist. After a few weeks Zack who produced the EP found the artist’s name again, I got in touch with him and he was really happy to be a part of the EP.”
»Hungry Ghost« is set for release on June 29, 2018 on CD, vinyl and as digital download via Soulseller Records.