Chris Shiflett Drops Overboard From Lost At Sea

“My favourite songs are the ones you don’t have to labour over,” quips Foo Fighters guitarist, podcast host, songwriter and all-around rock‘n’roller Chris Shiflett. “Sometimes you have those magic songwriting moments when your pen can barely keep up with the words and it all spills out really quickly. Somehow they always just sing and play better, looser, freer.”

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Chris Shiflett (Kalpesh Patel)
Chris Shiflett (Kalpesh Patel)

In this case, he’s waxing about his brand-new single, Overboard, an overdriven, mid-tempo strummer from his upcoming album, Lost at Sea, which drops on 20th October via Snakefarm in the UK.

“It’s a middle-aged love song,” says Shiflett, nodding to the final verse… “No little voices down the hall / Distracting us at all, oh no”, he jokes. “All the parents out there will understand!” The upcoming solo LP finds Shiflett blurring the lines between his last two albums, West Coast Town’s honky-tonk homage and Hard Lessons’ overdriven crunch.

Listen to Overboard below:

Shiflett recorded the majority of the new album in Nashville, working with producer and collaborator Jaren Johnston – frontman of The Cadillac Three, as well as the songwriter behind nearly a dozen Number 1-charting Country hits – and a small cast of Americana all-stars. Among them were fellow guitar slingers Charlie Worsham, Tom Bukovac and Nathan Keeterle, all three of whom laced the record with fiery fretwork. He also teamed up with a number of co-writers, partnering with Kendell Marvel, Cody Jinks and others to fill Lost at Sea with storylines that pack as hefty a punch as the music itself.

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Chris Shiflett of "The Churnups" @ Glastonbury Festival 2023 (Kalpesh Patel)
Chris Shiflett of "The Churnups" @ Glastonbury Festival 2023 (Kalpesh Patel)

Along with the soon-to-be-released album, Shiflett – together with Volume.com, Double Elvis, and Premier Guitar – recently launched a new vodcast focused specifically on guitar solos. On Shred With Shifty, Shiflett engages with the biggest names in the guitar world, delving into their most iconic solos and the art of playing guitar with exclusive video at Volume.com/shifty.

Live photography of Chris Shiflett across 2023 live shows by Kalpesh Patel

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