The wait is over. There's no denying the buzz surrounding 's highly anticipated third studio album, . At a time when the shuffled playlist holds sway, along comes nine hot tracks that defy you to press skip. The album is set to rubber-stamp 's status as the boldest creative force in the game, and dashes the hopes of rivals out to take their crown.
The two-disc collection features previous albums Precious Memories and Precious Memories Volume II, as well as two previously unreleased songs: “It’s All About Him” and “That’s the Way.” Alan sang “That’s the Way” to his wife, Denise, at their wedding in 1979. “It’s All About Him” was inspired by Denise’s book of the same title. “Inspired by Denise’s strength and ability [in writing her book], I sat down and wrote a song of the same title, hoping to add musically to an already uplifting story,” said Alan.
From the beautiful mind of Chad VanGaalen comes Light Information. The creative polymath’s sixth album will in stores worldwide on September 8th. While alienation has always been a theme of VanGaalen’s music, Light Information draws on a new kind of wisdom–and anxiety–gained as he watches his kids growing up. “Being a parent has given me a sort of alternate perspective, worrying about exposure to a new type of consciousness that’s happening through the internet,” he says. “I didn’t have that growing up, and I’m maybe trying to preserve a little bit of that selfishly for my kids.”