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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 16: Jerry Cantrell performs at I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell at the Forum on January 16, 2019 in Inglewood, California.

Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains has released the title track from his new album, Brighten, plus a psychedelic music video for the track.

“Brighten” comes after “Atone,” which Cantrell released as the first taste of new music off the album back in July. The new track features classic, Alice in Chains-esque harmonies and strong guitars, making this a likely favorite for fans of the grunge band.

While Cantrell is known for his time in Alice in Chains, he’s led a fairly prolific solo career. Brighten will be his third solo album, following 1998’s Boggy Depot and 2002’s Degradation Trip Volumes 1 and 2.

For Brighten, Cantrell tapped some big names, including Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and former Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato. The final song on the album is an Elton John-approved cover of the pop star’s classic “Goodbye.”

Brighten will arrive Oct. 29. Listen to the song and watch the accompanying music video, which premiered via Heavy Consequence, below.

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