Ed Kowalczyk of ’90s hitmakers Live is set to release his debut solo album, Alive, on July 6th, via Soul Whisper Records/RED.

Produced by CJ Eiriksson (known for his work with Matchbox 20, another blockbuster 90s band) and recorded at Wire Recording Studios in Austin, TX, Alive‘s 12 songs finds Kowalczyk “at his best – ferocious yet passionate, while retaining the anthemic and spiritual songwriting he’s always been known for.” Lead single “Grace” is generating solid buzz, as will “Drink (Everlasting Love),” a duet with another hard-hitting chart-topper, Chris Daughtry, who has long claimed Live’s catalog (and Kowalczyk) to be a huge inspiration for him.

“During the last two years, I found myself at a new level of personal inspiration and creativity,” Kowalczyk said in a press statement. “I am so excited that my long time fans, as well as new ones, are about to experience the fruit of my labor of love! This album is a gigantic achievement for me and I couldn’t be more thrilled at the prospect of finally sharing it with the world.”

U.S. tour dates are currently in the works and due to be announced shortly.

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