Stone Temple Pilots embark upon a new sonic adventure with Perdida, the band's first-ever acoustic album. It features 10 deeply personal songs that weave introspective lyrics together with unexpected instruments to take listeners on an emotional and musical journey through letting go and starting over. Perdida, the band's eighth studio album, features guitarist Dean DeLeo, bassist Robert DeLeo, drummer Eric Kretz and vocalist Jeff Gutt, who joined STP in 2017. The band produced the album and recorded the majority of it in 2019 at Kretz's Bomb Shelter Studio.
Dean says the album's title (Spanish for "loss") foreshadows its somber mood. "You have to live it to write it, and this record is a reflection of where we've been recently." "Fare Thee Well" – the first single and first track on the album – establishes the wistful tone on Perdida right away with its acoustic guitar introduction and opening line: "Fare thee well, so long/I hate to say goodbye to you."
Robert adds that Perdida is as much a musical journey as it is an emotional one thanks the touches of flute, alto saxophone, vintage keyboards, guitarrón and Marxophone featured throughout the album. "I've always loved how different instruments can accentuate a song in unexpected ways. Working with other musicians on this album was such a joy because it gave us a rare opportunity to hear our songs through someone else's ears."