“The recording sessions for this album also saw us re-assemble, for the first time since the Use Your Illusion recordings, The Suicide Horn Section, featuring my brother Matt McKagan on trombone, the great Chuck Findlay on trumpet, and the impossible Brian Scanlon on sax,” Duff continues.
“On the very last day of recording, they came down to the studio and laid down the amazing horn lines for Don’t Look Behind You. I’ll never forget the culmination of Matt and The Suicide Horns mixed with the Waters singing group sending this song and album out, as Shooter and I just watched it all with goosebumps.”
Speaking about the topics covered on Tenderness, Duff says he channelled his anger, confusion, fear and heartbreak of the world around him into the new record.
“We’re becoming divided at a time when we need each other most,” he says. “When huge industries get replaced because of modernisation, it’s time to retrain and bolster up those who get swept aside. Homelessness and drug addiction are avoidable in this country if we come together and get private and public cogs turning together in a positive direction. We can at least try to tackle mental illness while we’re at it. But alas, we stump and lie, point fingers and divide. We’re way better than this.”
Duff will head out across the UK and Europe with Shooter Jennings and his band at the dates below.