Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) Shares Lyric Video For “Wired for Madness 1.3″

As we previously reported, Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess is releasing his next solo album Wired For Madness via April 19 via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group. Guests on the album include drummer Marco Minnemann, fellow Dream Theater bandmates James LaBrie and John Petrucci, guitarists Vinnie Moore, Guthrie Govan, and Joe Bonamassa, as well as drummers Rod Morgenstein and Elijah Wood. Check out the lyric video for the title track right now!

Jordan comments on the album:

“It is not a concept album,” he says. “However, the title track does have a story that I was envisioning while writing it. The idea was about a guy who wanted to go about a transformational process involving becoming partially computerized and robotic. His functionality as a human was noticeably diminishing and he takes advantage of a modern medical procedure to ‘upgrade’ and extend his physical and mental capabilities. Through the course (or curse) of this process he becomes more and more separated from the outside ‘normal’ world, allowing the computer front end to take over much of his day to day tasks and decisions. This leaves his mind free to travel between madness and spiritual enlightenment. After an angel visited him, the listener is left wondering whether he is experiencing true enlightenment or if he is moving out of the physical world to the next dimension.”

Wired For Madness track listing:

01. Wired For Madness – Part 1

02. Wired For Madness – Part 2

03. Off The Ground

04. Drop Twist

05. Perpetual Shine

06. Just Can’t Win

07. Just For Today

08. Why I Dream