Scheduled for a December release, The Dream Walker was written, recorded and produced by Angels & Airwaves’ frontman/guitarist Tom DeLonge and multi-instrumentalist Ilan Rubin, known for his work with Nine Inch Nails. The album was recorded at Jupiter Sound in San Diego, CA, and mixed by Aaron Rubin, Tom Lord Alge and Alan Moulder. The Dream Walker follows AVA’s last two albums, Love (2010) and Love: Part Two (2011) and its companion film, Love, which investigated the psychological effects of isolation when an astronaut stranded in space learns the importance of human connection and love. The critically acclaimed movie was screened at festivals around the world.
Nearly 15 years ago, Tom DeLonge came up with the concept of a character named Poet Anderson in a Paris hotel while touring with Blink-182, and now he’s implemented it into a new, innovative project with Angels & Airwaves. The album forms part of a much larger trans-media project aptly titled ‘Poet Anderson The Dream Walker,’ which will also include a film and novel.
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DeLonge comments; “The Wolfpack’ is the first single from our upcoming album. The song is a bit of a journey in and out of the many teeth of the music business — an industry that can be a sexy girl on one hand, but a vicious axe murderer on the other.”
“Each piece of this project, whether it’s the novel, the feature film, or the album, is meant to stand on its own individually, as well within the entirety of its parts. It’s an art project with many paths to adventure. I felt it was time to try a bit harder and create something that was more than just an album, and it’s ironic that this album might actually be my best.”