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ReleasedSeptember 25, 2020
ProducerBilly Mohler
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Honor is a five-song EP from Jimmy Chamberlin Complex released on September 25, 2020.

Background[edit | edit source]

Chamberlin has said the album came together organically from a 2018 jam session between him, Billy Mohler and Sean Woolstenhulme, with "no agenda other than self expression."[2] In just a few hours, they recorded basic parts from some riffs they enjoyed, and sent them out to fellow musicians Ben Wendell, Frank Catalano, Adam Benjamin and Shane Endsley to record additional parts.[3] "The genre swapping is just a natural occurrence," he told American Songwriter. "We all live in slightly different musical environments, and those influences and nuances become a part of the music. We don’t talk about genres. Generally anything that is appealing is acceptable and merits further investigation regardless of where it lives. It makes it much more interesting to create in those widened parameters and makes many more things available."[1]

In making the album, Chamberlin was thinking of his two teenage children and the challenges they face. However despite the album and song titles, he said "I want people to come to their own conclusions" through their listening. "If the album’s title is an impetus for self-reflection, then that’s cool too," he added.[1]

Track listing[edit | edit source]

All tracks are written by Ben Wendel, Billy Mohler, Jimmy Chamberlin, and Sean Woolstenhulme, except where noted.

1."Integrity" 6:45
2."Humility" 5:23
3."Service" 4:30
4."Grace" 4:53
5."Commitment"Billy Mohler, Jimmy Chamberlin, Sean Woolstenhulme3:32
Total length:25:03

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
September 25, 2020 MAKE Digital Worldwide [1]
September 25, 2020 MAKE MAKE026 LP US Discogs [1]
September 25, 2020 MAKE CD US Discogs [1]

More releases: Discogs

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Benitez-Eves, Tina. "Jimmy Chamberlin Complex Navigate the Main Components of 'Honor' on New Album". Retrieved September 22, 2021.
  2. Jimmy Chamberlin. September 25, 2020 tweet
  3. Daily, Andrew. "An Interview with Jimmy Chamberlin of Smashing Pumpkins". Retrieved March 25, 2021.