Eric Johnson premieres two new songs, Move on Over and To Be Alive

Eric Johnson holds his signature Fender Stratocaster
(Image credit: Max Crace)

Electric guitar king Eric Johnson has premiered two new singles, one from each of his twin upcoming albums.

From one of the LPs – The Book of Making – Johnson has released To Be Alive, a piano-driven – with some moody atmospheric guitar interjections here and there – number featuring Brian May protege Arielle on vocals.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.