The former Silverchair frontman’s first solo album since 2015 will arrive in April next year
Former Silverchair frontman Daniel Johns has announced that he will be releasing a new solo album, ‘Futurenever’ next year.
The album is set to arrive on April 1 through a deal with BMG through Johns’ own label, and will mark his second solo album after 2015’s ‘Talk’. It will also mark Johns’ first new music since ‘No One Defeats Us’, which is in the form of Dreams with Luke Steele from their 2018 collaborative album Empire of the Sun.
“FutureNever is a place where your past, present and future collide – never in the future will the amount of your past experiences become your superpower,” Johns explained in a letter to fans.
Announcement . occurs after the release of Who is Daniel Johns? Earlier this year, a five-part Spotify podcast with Silverchair delved into the songwriter’s rise, struggles with fame and mental health, and life after the band’s dissolution.
In the letter, Johns thanked fans for listening to the podcast, saying: “I didn’t know I needed that experience, but I did. The worldwide reception has inspired me and what happens next. So I’m not worried, I’m ready for the future never.
Johns said that the podcast had helped him “make peace” with the world, and that he was “prepared to bravely tackle this new world”.
Johns explains that no singles will be released in the lead-up to the arrival of ‘Futurenever’ – “the album is designed to be enjoyed as an album”. “Call me a hopeless romantic, but that’s the benefit of releasing music on your own label. No one can tell you what to do.
“Futurenever is an eclectic mix of music that I’ve created over the years. Some of my friends will jump on the record, I’ll slowly reveal them in the lead up to the album.”
‘Futurenever’ pre-orders are available through a new website Here, which Johns describes as a “developing, interactive platform” that it has “a lot of surprises planned” to lead into the album’s release.
Fans who pre-order the record will be sent a revamped version of Silverchair’s 2002 ‘diorama’ track ‘After All This Years’ by Johns, featuring the entire Who is Daniel Johns? Several merch and vinyl bundles are available, including a special edition option where the names of 500 fans will be engraved on the vinyl.
“I know I have a tendency to go missing – but I’m back now,” Johns concluded the letter. “Follow me in FutureNever.”