What Happens Next

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What Happens Next
Joe Satriani - 2018 - What Happens Next.jpg
Studio album by Joe Satriani
Released January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)
Genre Instrumental rock
Length 51:17
Label Sony Music
Producer Mike Fraser
Joe Satriani chronology
Shockwave Supernova
(2015)Shockwave Supernova2015
What Happens Next
(2018)

What Happens Next is the sixteenth studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on January 12, 2018 through Sony Music.[1][2]

Background[edit]

Satriani consciously went in a more simplistic direction than on his previous album, Shockwave Supernova - as opposed to an alien alter ego, this time he wrote songs “about a human being, two feet on the ground, heart pumping, with emotions, dreams, and hopes. That seemed to be the direction I really was yearning for". He referred to it as an 'internal artistic rebirth' and collaborated with Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Deep Purple bassist Glenn Hughes and producer Mike Fraser.

It was recorded in Los Angeles and San Francisco, with Satriani abandoning progressive elements of his last two albums and utilising a more straightforward, accessible sound he termed "pure rock and soul".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Energy"3:27
2."Catbot"3:38
3."Thunder High on the Mountain"4:46
4."Cherry Blossoms"4:29
5."Righteous"3:34
6."Smooth Soul"3:51
7."Headrush"3:35
8."Looper"3:43
9."What Happens Next"4:24
10."Super Funky Badass"7:35
11."Invisible"4:11
12."Forever and Ever"4:04
Total length:51:17

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 20
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 53
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 75
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 93
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[7] 45
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[8] 18
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 61
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[10] 50
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[11] 51
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[12] 26
Italian Albums (FIMI)[13] 74
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[14] 4
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[15] 22
Scottish Albums (OCC)[16] 22
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[17] 33
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[18] 9
UK Albums (OCC)[19] 40
US Billboard 200[20] 42

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Current Album: What Happens Next". Joe Satriani. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  2. ^ Munro, Scott (September 19, 2017). "Joe Satriani to launch new album What Happens Next in January". TeamRock.com. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  3. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. January 22, 2018. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Joe Satriani Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select {{{date}}} on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  10. ^ "Joe Satriani: What Happens Next" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  11. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  12. ^ "Top 40 album DVD és válogatáslemez-lista – 2018. 3. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  13. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 3 (dal 2018-01-12 al 2018-01-18)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  14. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. January 22, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  15. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  16. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  17. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 3: del 12.1.2018 al 18.1.2018" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  18. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  19. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  20. ^ "Joe Satriani Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2018.

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