JAKKO M JAKSZYK

SECRETS & LIES

RELEASED: 23 OCTOBER 2020

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Jakko Jakszyk had a life-changing moment when he saw King Crimson playing Watford Town Hall on the 15th July 1971. Hearing the band that night instilled in the 13-year-old Jakko a determination to become a professional musician, setting him off on the road to what has been by any definition a remarkable career.  2020 sees the release of Jakko Jakszyk’s latest solo album, “Secrets & Lies” featuring King Crimson bandmates, Robert Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Tony Levin, and Mel Collins. Containing ten songs that explore topics such as obsession, betrayal, the shifting grounds of contemporary politics, and the tangled threads of family history, Secrets And Lies balances sensitive writing, musical technique, and accessible tunes cast in an impressively cinematic sound world. With three of the tracks, Separation, Under Lock & Key and Uncertain Times originating in King Crimson's writing sessions, the result is a mature work brimming with yearning melodies in symphonic or widescreen settings, fluid guitar work, and Jakko’s heartfelt, emotional vocals. Boasting guest contributions from Simple Minds bassist John Giblin, Level 42’s Mark King and Van der Graff Generator’s  Peter Hammill, who co-wrote one of the songs, this is Jakko Jakszyk’s most accomplished solo release to date. ‘Secrets & Lies’ is available as a Limited CD/DVD Digipak featuring 5.1 mix & music videos, Gatefold 180g LP + CD & as Digital Album.