Joe Satriani announced on his official Instagram account with a post that the new song called ‘Sahara’ is out now. The song is also the first single of his forthcoming album, ‘The Elephants of Mars.’

Satriani released his seventeenth studio album, ‘Shapeshifting,’ on April 10, 2020. After two years of break, he completed recording his next album, and it is scheduled to be released on April 8, 2022. Like many other albums, it was also recorded remotely due to the conditions of the ongoing pandemic.

The new album will include 14 tracks in total, and it seems like Satriani wanted to do something different this time. The album will stand out with its various influences and sophisticated songs.

In a recent interview with Guitar World, Joe Satriani talked about the new album and stated that he tried to be creative in the instrumental album. Satriani revealed that he didn’t hesitate to try new ideas and did everything he could to bring out something new.

Joe Satriani is speaking on the new album:

“I want to show people that an instrumental guitar album can contain far more creative and entertaining elements than I think people are using right now. We did everything. We tried the craziest ideas. And we entertained every notion we had about turning something backward, upside down, seeing what could happen.”

The fans were excitedly waiting for the new material, and he finally released the first single of the upcoming album, ‘Sahara.’ The fans quickly gathered under the song’s official music video and exclaimed that they can’t wait for the entire album. Satriani shared a video about the making process of the song on his official Youtube channel and behind-the-scenes moments from the official music video.

Here is how Satriani announced the new track:

“Official music video for ‘Sahara’ off of Joe’s upcoming album ‘The Elephants of Mars.’ Pre-save Album and stream ‘Sahara’ (links in bio).

Video by ZZ Satriani
Producer: Gabe Ruimy
Camera Assistant: Aaron Gallagher

Guitar: Joe Satriani
Drums: Kenny Aronoff
Bass: Bryan Beller
Keyboard/Cümbüş/Oud: Eric Caudieux”

You can listen to ‘Sahara’ below.