THE STORY OF LIGHT, a new solo album of original material by virtuosos guitarist and visionary composer Steve Vai. The title comes out on Favored Nations Entertainment, the label Vai founded in 1999. Its sprawling and expressive 12-song set continues a conceptual and cosmic narrative arc begun on the artist’s acclaimed 2005 album Real Illusions: Reflections (also Vai’s most recent solo release).
Throughout, three time GRAMMY-winner Vai’s lead guitar is as lyrically resonant as it is technically masterful, his licks and solos bending sounds and in listeners’ minds in equal measure. THE STORY OF LIGHT follows the journey of a man driven mad by grief, intertwining tragedy, revelation, enlightenment and redemption.
“I’m always pursuing knowledge, I’m a seeker of spiritual equilibrium – and music is a big part of that,” says Vai. “I’ve been obsessed with these kinds of ideas for years.”