At his Star Trek Las Vegas panel on Saturday morning, William Shatner revealed that he's working on yet another album. And this time, he's going full Americana. While he didn't reveal details about a release date, he did promise that he's currently "laying down" tracks and plans to get back into the studio as soon as next week.
“I’m a white guy from Montreal. What do I know about the Blues?" Shatner joked to a packed Main Stage crowd. But he has all the ingredients in order and, in his own words, a deep "reverence" for the musical genre. "I know about pain. I know about anger, I know about loneliness.”
Shatner also told the Vegas audience that his forthcoming Blues album will have an accompanying documentary film entitled "This Is the Blues."
Of course, this isn't the TOS' star's first foray into music. His spoken word work is legendary (check out his rendition of Elton John's "Rocket Man" below, if you've somehow never heard that masterpiece), and he's released 10 albums spanning performance and musical genres, including a recent 2018 Christmas album, "Shatner Claus."
Both the album and "This Is the Blues" are being recorded in Shatner's hometown of Montreal. Any project that sees our original captain returning to the screen is good in our books; we can't wait to see exactly what he has in store for us.