Chris Isaak’s new album, FIRST COMES THE NIGHT, produced by Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum), Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell) and longtime Isaak collaborator Mark Needham will be released on Vanguard Records on November 13th. Recorded primarily in Nashville and Los Angeles, FIRST COMES THE NIGHT is Isaak’s 13th studio album consisting of 12new songs. A second configuration – a deluxe version with five additional cuts – will be released simultaneously. It is Isaak’s first recording of all original songs in over six years. FIRST COMES THE NIGHT is the follow up release to Isaak’s critically acclaimed 2011 BEYOND THE SUN, his breathtaking tribute album to Sun Records, Sam Phillips and the visionary artists who helped shape the early sounds of rock n’ roll.
Commented Isaak on his upcoming album: “I totally enjoyed recording in Nashville – a city filled with terrific musicians and what an honor to work with such great producers. As for the new songs, I like to mix it up so there’s some dark ones, funny ones and romantic ones. You have to absolutely play these songs after the break up while you’re cleaning the house.”
With a stellar reputation as one of the best and funniest live performers out there, Isaak, a non-stop touring, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter, actor and talk show host is heading to Australia momentarily to take on the role as one of the panel judges on the new season of X Factor Australia.
Isaak’s vocal style has garnered enormous acclaim and his songs have been featured in numerous films including “Blue Velvet”, “Married to the Mob” and “Wild at Heart.” His vast repertoire of long-running hits include Wicked Game, Forever Blue, Baby did a Bad Bad Thing and Somebody’s Crying. He has appeared on many TV shows – most recently “Hot in Cleveland”, has acted in several films and starred in Showtime’s The Chris Isaak Show and the Chris Isaak Hour on the Biography Channel.
This Tuesday, September 1st, Isaak is scheduled to perform on the 9th Annual ACM Honors taking place at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.