“We had a blast in the studio – the blues resonates with me more than anything”: Orianthi taps up Joe Bonamassa for soulfully scorching new single First Time Blues

Orianthi Joe Bonamassa
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Orianthi has joined forces with blues powerhouse Joe Bonamassa for her latest single, First Time Blues, and it blends soulful melodies and hotter-than-the-sun lead playing.

It’s the first single from Orianthi’s upcoming sixth studio album, slated for release later this year, and follows on from 2022’s Rock Candy, an album where she wanted the verses to focus on storytelling and aggression.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.