What Happens Next (Joe Satriani album)

What Happens Next is the sixteenth studio album by guitarist Joe Satriani, released on January 12, 2018 through Sony Music.[2][3]

What Happens Next
Joe Satriani - 2018 - What Happens Next.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)
StudioSunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA
The Foot Looker, San Francisco, CA[1]
GenreInstrumental rock
Length51:17
LabelSony Music
ProducerMike Fraser
Joe Satriani chronology
Shockwave Supernova
(2015)
What Happens Next
(2018)
Shapeshifting
(2020)

BackgroundEdit

On What Happens Next, 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.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Joe Satriani.

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

PersonnelEdit

Additional personnelEdit

  • Eric Caudieux - sound designer, digital editing
  • Mike Fraser - producing, recording, engineering, mixing
  • Adam Ayan - mastering
  • Geoff Neal - Sunset Sound assistant engineering
  • Jaimeson Durr - The Foot Locker assistant engineering
  • Hayden Watson - assistant engineering, mixing
  • Zach Blackstone - assistant engineering, mixing
  • Joseph Cultice - photography
  • Todd Gallopo - art direction, design
  • TJ River - design

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[4] 20
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 53
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 75
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[7] 93
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[8] 45
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[9] 18
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[10] 61
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[11] 50
French Albums (SNEP)[12] 56
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[13] 51
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[14] 26
Italian Albums (FIMI)[15] 74
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[16] 74
New Zealand Heatseeker Albums (RMNZ)[17] 4
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[18] 22
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[19] 36
Scottish Albums (OCC)[20] 22
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[21] 33
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[22] 9
UK Albums (OCC)[23] 40
US Billboard 200[24] 42

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "What Happens Next". satriani.com. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Current Album: What Happens Next". Joe Satriani. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
  3. ^ Munro, Scott (September 19, 2017). "Joe Satriani to launch new album What Happens Next in January". TeamRock.com. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  4. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "Joe Satriani Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  9. ^ "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.
  10. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  11. ^ "Joe Satriani: What Happens Next" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  12. ^ "Lescharts.com – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  13. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  14. ^ "Album Top 40 slágerlista – 2018. 3. hét" (in Hungarian). MAHASZ. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  15. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  16. ^ "Joe Satriani". Oricon. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  17. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. January 22, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  18. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  19. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  20. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  21. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  22. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Joe Satriani – What Happens Next". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  23. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  24. ^ "Joe Satriani Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2018.

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