Steven Wilson Reveals All About New Solo Disc

‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’ coming this March with concept inspired by discovery of woman who was dead for three years

Hand. Cannot. Release.Hand. Cannot. Release.

Hand. Cannot. Erase.

Porcupine Tree leader Steven Wilson will soon release his fourth solo album.

That’s four albums of Wilson and only Wilson, and no new Porcupine Tree releases.

Just lends more credence to the notion that band is done.

On March 3, Wilson will issue Hand. Cannot. Erase. on KScope.

This latest collection from Wilson “is a dynamic 11-song conceptual set, bringing together diverse aspects of his expansive sonic history,” says a presser.

Recorded in September at AIR Studios London, Hand. Cannot. Erase. features “the guitar-driven power, infectious melodies, and progressive sensibility of Wilson’s sprawling body of work.”

Wilson says the collection was inspired by a news story about a woman who died in her apartment and went undiscovered for three years.

Wilson offered the following on the concept:

“The basic concept of the record — it’s about a woman growing up, who goes to live in the city, very isolated, and she disappears one day and no one notices. Now, your initial reaction when you hear a story like that is, ‘Ah, little old bag lady that no one notices; no one cares about.’ But she was young; she was popular; she was attractive; she had many friends; she had family, but for whatever reason, nobody missed her for three years.”

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