Toto’s founding member Steve ‘Luke’ Lukather mentions the possibility of working on another Toto album in the interview with Guitar Player. Though he rejects the idea of working on a new Toto album, he is happy to be working on solo projects. He said:
“I see it as a bridge between my solo music and Toto’s music. It also proves that most of my old pals and I are still great friends, and I wanted to do a record ‘in the style of’, as Toto will never record another studio album. This is as close as we will get. We still love writing and creating and recording together, and we will no doubt continue to work with each other on our respective solo works. It’s complicated, and at the age I am now, I do NOT wish to do anything complicated.”
Luke also shared his thoughts on the solo album. He said:
“I am so happy and grateful for the reaction to the new music. Here is another song that is a co-write with Joe, Paich and I. Hope you like it. The fact that Joseph Williams, David Paich and I wrote most of the record, and the fact I invited many of the old Toto gang to come and play, co-writers like Randy Goodrum and Stan Lynch brings all this together.”
Throughout his career, both Stan Lynch and Randy Goodrum have frequently co-written with him. On Bridges, both of these prolific writers once again have collaborated.
The guitarist did not seem to be coming back to the studio with Toto a few years earlier either. In the interview with Misplaced Straws, which dates back to 2021, he talked about his plans for Toto, which would upset the fans of the band:
“There’s not going to be another Toto record. What we do is continue doing what we do. Joe and I can make records that have some of the cats on it. We can go out and play as Toto. We get the audience, we pay off the people that sued us and we go forward. I’m going to dig in. I don’t roll over easily. I’ve taken a lot of punches over the last 45 plus years. Whatever the hell it is, it’s a long time. I can take a punch and I’ve taken a whole lot of them on falsities, but that’s OK. It’s behind me now. I let it all go.”
Luke has shared a new track from his new solo album Bridges, which will be released on June 16 via The Players Club / Mascot Label Group. You can listen to the new track down below.