Allan Clarke has ended his retirement with a solo album.
20 years after stepping down from The Hollies, when he felt his voice had begun to fail, he's released "Journey of Regret" as the preview single from Resurgence.
Clarke says he began writing poems a couple of years ago, one of which was put to music by Los Angeles-based musician Carla Olson. That inspired Allan to do his own version.
In an interview posted to YouTube, he says "Journey of Regret" is a series of "situations in my own life...I either did or didn't do. And each time that I didn't do that, there was regret in not doing them... I've been on a journey of regrets in my life... These are just a few of them."
From one song, the project grew to an entire album, which Allan recorded at home on his computer. "It's given me a new lease of life in doing something I thought I'd never do again.”