Ian Brown‘s cover of the Barrington Levy track Black Roses is streaming online, giving another glimpse of his forthcoming solo album Ripples.
Lead single First World Problems has already been released, getting Brown back on his trusty chopper in the process, with Ripples album due to be the Stone Roses frontman’s first solo album in a decade when it’s put out on March 1st, 2019. As well as Black Roses, there’s also a cover of Break Down The Walls by Mikey Dread on there, and three songs co-written with his sons.
The album’s confirmation back in October pretty much ended any lingering hope of the Stone Roses’ reunion leading to a first LP from them since 1994. Despite releasing the All For One and Beautiful Thing singles in 2016, the conclusion of another round of UK stadium shows the following summer had appeared to in turn signal another end for the band as Brown told the crowd at Hampden Park in Glasgow to not be sad it’s over, but ‘happy that it happened’.