Next Music is proud to announce the release of “LOSTBOY! AKA JIM KERR”- the first album from Simple Minds’ singer and songwriter (outside of a remarkable career with Simple Minds of over 30 years). Produced by Jez Coad (longtime Simple Minds producer). The album also features Charlie Jones on bass (five albums with Robert Plant, two with Page/ Plant and three with Goldfrapp) and Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds‘drummer since 1983).“Lostboy! Aka” is by all means a solo album by Jim Kerr. The decision to use a new brand like Lostboy! is to underline the intention of developing a parallel career with Lostboy! together with the incredible ongoing success of Simple Minds. The album has a wide spectrum of sounds and emotions. From the electro groove of “She Fell in Love With Silence” (which echoes Joy Division memories), to the recognizable Simple Minds sound of the instantly classic “Shadowlands”, pop gems like the title-track or “Bulletproof Heart” through leftfield episodes like “Nail Through My Heart” or “Return Of The King”.