STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Bassist ROBERT DELEO Releases Music Video For Solo Track “Love Is Not Made Of Gold”

Robert DeLeobassist and lead songwriter of the iconic band STONE TEMPLE PILOTSreleased his first solo album, “Lessons learned”October 21. The official music video for the first single, “Love is not made of gold”realized by DeLeo and Ryan Williamsseen below.

If you’ve been paying attention since the 1990s, you already know that DeLeoThe range of was still there in the notes of sophistication that shimmered beneath the surface of the sound that cemented PLSplace as one of the defining bands of their time. Now, for the first time, it pulls back the curtain to reveal the full extent of its range. “Lessons learned” wears many shades of DeLeo in all its multi-instrumental splendor.

PLS listeners will immediately recognize the signature chord changes, with new songs like “She Brings the Rain”, “What Will Be” and “What will I do”changing course and soaring so gracefully into the higher ozone of the musical spectrum, where beautiful hummable melodies spill out into an array of thoughtful moods.

“The last years of life revealed many changes,” says Robert. “This collection of songs represents what happened. The journey and the gift of songwriting has been so important to me. It has been a close companion throughout my life.”

Robert played virtually every instrument on the album, complemented by guest musicians and vocalists, all of whom lend the music an undeniable intimacy. “Love is not made of gold” singer features Jimmy Gneco.

“I needed to confess my feelings about such a mystical word… LOVE,” says Robert. “I wanted this song to come across in such a way that it really hits where it hurts.”

Like so many DeLeothe whole work, “Lessons learned” is the kind of record that feels so alive in the present and instantly records the moment for the listener.

“The path of love is unknown,” Robert concludes. “Your heart leads you in many different directions. These are my lessons learned.”

“Lessons learned” track list:

01. woman in the sky (with Pete Shoulder)
02. She brings the rain (with Tim Bluhm)
03. love is not made of gold (with Jimmy Gnecco)
04. A new (with Kara Britz) 03:41
05. Put away your sorrows (with Pete Shoulder) 03:18
06. Lessons learned (with Tim Bluhm) 03:18
07. what will be (with Jimmy Gnecco) 03:03
08. All (with Kara Britz) 04:04
09. What will I do (with Johnny Irion) 04:17
ten. Is this a goodbye 03:44

Last March, Robert spoke to AXS-TVit is “At Home and Social With” about his next solo album. The 56-year-old musician said: “During this pandemic there has been a lot of time and a lot of free time. And it gave me the opportunity to take all my acoustic instruments and talk to them a bit and see what they had to say in return. And before I knew it, I myself had a bunch of songs together – acoustic songs. And I had friends of mine, who are very talented, who did vocal stuff. So I have different singers – about five different singers – across the record, and great, great, very talented people helping me with that.”

In February, DeLeo revealed on his instagram that his solo album would include a guest appearance on Kara Britzwho worked as a backing vocalist on NBCit is “The voice” and supported the country artist Blake Sheltonas well as the piano played by the producer, engineer and mixer Bill Appleberry and cello playing David Eggar.

In the summer of 2021, DeLeo talked about his solo album in an interview with Bass player magazine. At the time, he said of the set, “It’s all about acoustic bass, and I also had the chance to hone my acoustic guitar skills. I ended up finding a guitarrón – you know, the Mexican bass? I found one that was converted to four strings and it was fretted, and it sounds amazing. I reached out to people that I really wanted to write and collaborate with.

DeLeo has been discussing the possibility of releasing a solo album for at least two decades. In 2002, he said he was “compiling a number of songs” that hadn’t made it onto the PLS records, “not because they’re bad songs, [but] simply because they never found a place. Although they are different from PLSthey still mean a lot to me,” he explained.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS includes three original members – Robert DeLeoguitarist Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz.

Singer Jeff Gutta 46-year-old Michigan native who spent time in the early 2000s nu-metal act DRY BATTERYamong other groups, and participated in “The X Factor”joined STONE TEMPLE PILOTS after beating around 15,000 hopes in an extended search that began more than a year earlier.

Original STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weilandwho reunited with the band in 2010 after an eight-year hiatus but was fired in 2013, died in December 2015 of a drug overdose.

Chester Benningtonwho joined PLS in early 2013, left nearly three years later to spend more time with his main band LINKIN PARK. benington committed suicide in July 2017.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS released their first all-acoustic album, titled “Lost”in February 2020. The disc was Guttis second with PLS. His recording debut with the band was on their self-titled seventh album, which arrived in March 2018.

Photo credit: Duke DeLeo