Kelly Jones has announced his first solo album in 17 years, 'Inevitable Incredible', and shared the title track.

Kelly Jones went to wilderness in Norway to make his new solo album

Kelly Jones went to wilderness in Norway to make his new solo album

The Stereophonics frontman - who launched the side band Far From Saints with US musicians Patty Lynn and Dwight Baker of The Wind and The Wave, who released their self-titled album last March - has announced his follow-up to 2007's 'Only the Names Have Been Changed'.

The 49-year-old musician spent six days recording the record in the "secluded expanses" of Ocean Sound studio in Norway, on a tiny remote island in the North Sea, which he found "truly cathartic".

The eight songs were written at the piano and "perfectly captured the emotional depths and soul searching" from his late-night playing.

A press release states, ‘Inevitable Incredible’ takes the listener on an engrossing journey that gives an intimate insight into an artist who is not content to rest on his laurels."

Kelly said: “The remote surroundings of the island studio allowed the songs to come to life and breathe, no distractions, it was such a new experience. There were no expectations for how the songs should sound. Just let the emotion and vulnerability I put into writing those songs come to life. The weather could change in a minute and there was little to no contact with the outside world. All this influenced how the songs came to be. It was a truly cathartic experience. I feel like I left it all out there on these songs."

'Inevitable Incredible' is released in full on May 3. Stream the title track now.

'Inevitable Incredible' track-listing:

1. 'Inevitable Incredible'

2. 'Turn Bad Into Good'

3. 'Time's Running Away'

4. 'Echowrecked'

5. 'Sometimes You Fly Like The Wind'

6. 'Monsters In The House'

7. 'May I Come Home From My War'

8. 'The Beast Will Be What The Beast Will Be'