Following its world premiere on BBC Radio 2, Shakin’ Stevens releases his new single, the rootsy rocker, ‘All You Want Is Greed’. Delivered with an impassioned vocal efficiency, the gritty lyrics mince no phrases in any respect as regards to undiluted avarice.
“A lot of the issues we now face in our world have been led to by the extreme and egocentric want for extreme materials acquire, management and energy over others. It could begin as want, however rapidly intensifies and interprets into greed with no thought concerning the impact on others” says Shaky.
‘Re-Set’ is an album that takes the infectious roots-rock of his acclaimed and extremely profitable 2016 launch ‘Echoes Of Our Instances’ into much more adventurous territory. Its 10 songs mix deeply heartfelt, significant lyrics with probably the most visceral vocal supply Shaky has ever summoned from himself, properly over 50 years since his first recordings.
The seeds for the album have been planted earlier than lockdown, and on the very day that restrictions have been lifted, within the spring of 2021, Stevens and his fellow songwriters reconvened at co-producer and longtime collaborator John David’s Berry Hill Studio. ‘Re-Set’ is the consequence.
Like ‘Echoes Of Our Instances’, ‘Re-Set’ has various private storylines, drawn from his family chronicles, and the working-class background from which the younger Michael Barratt crafted his unbelievable profession. A novel mixture of vocal prowess and unstoppable willpower helped to create a star who turned the UK’s bestselling singles artist of a decade; his monitor report contains 33 Prime 40 UK hits, 4 No. 1s, numerous hit albums and undimmed reputation throughout Europe and internationally.
On ‘Re-Set’, these private tales weave into an interconnected narrative about our collective place within the trendy world, each actual and digital. There are songs concerning the plight of his ancestors, the uncle he by no means knew, and his personal mom, who had a really tough life, however however raised 13 youngsters virtually singlehandedly, whereas additionally holding down a job. However the album can also be firmly rooted within the current day, as a name to arms about our planet and what we’re doing to it, and to one another.
One of the enduring figureheads in rock and pop historical past, Shaky has seen and achieved greater than most individuals might dream of, since he first charmed audiences as a young person. ‘Re-Set’ might be one other thrilling chapter in that story, and Stevens can’t wait to share it with loyal followers and new admirers alike.
“It’s a follow-up,” as he says, “however it’s totally different. Folks have been shocked by ‘Echoes Of Our Instances,’ and I assume the identical goes to occur with ‘Re-Set’.
Watch the gritty music video for ‘Greed Is All You Want’ under, and and stream and obtain the only right here. You could find out extra about Shakin’ Stevens and his music on-line on his official web site. ‘Re-Set’ is out April 28, and might be pre-ordered right here.
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