Sunday, April 7, 2013

FAIR WARNING - New album "Sundancer" is coming in May 2013

Four years after their last studio release to date Aura, a live double DVD (2010) and a best-of album (2011) the band Fair Warning are back with their new album Sundancer. In all 15 songs were recorded by the group whose line-up after 23 years still comprises the founding members Tommy Heart (vocals), Helge Engelke (guitar), Ule Ritgen (bass) and CC Behrens (drums). As usual Sundancer was produced by Fair Warning themselves. “Even if our music can still be classed as melodic rock, the new songs nevertheless document a broader stylistic range than our previous releases,” explains bassist Ule Ritgen, adding, “We make a point of avoiding any particular stylistic agenda, we’re open to influences from all directions. After all, it doesn’t matter what inspires an idea, it’ll always end up a typical Fair Warning song.”



Both the album title and the sleeve artwork Sundancer are a deliberate nod to Rainmaker, the successful album of 1995 which gave Fair Warning their international breakthrough. "Now as then, the new songs and the record’s artwork reflect modern life in an increasingly virtual world where we find ourselves wondering how real our own lives actually are,” explains Ritgen.

For the first time in Fair Warning’s history, several tracks on Sundancer were composed by the whole band together. Ritgen: “This approach was new to us and it was certainly accompanied by one or two doubts, because you never know if something like that is going to work out. But to our own surprise we had an incredible amount of fun, resulting in three excellent songs”. The other 12 tracks on the album were penned by Ritgen and Engelke. 

TRACKLISTING:

1. TROUBLED LOVE
2. KEEP IT IN THE DARK
3. REAL LOVE
4. HIT AND RUN
5. MAN IN THE MIRROR
6. NATURAL HIGH
7. JEALOUS HEART
8. TOUCH MY SOUL
9. SEND ME A DREAM
10. PRIDE
11. GET REAL
12. HOW DOES IT FEEL
13. LIVING ON THE STREETS
14. COOL
15. JUST AS SHE SMILES (bonus track digipak)

The new album "Sundancer" will be released through in Germany on May 24th, Europe May 27th and US/Canada June 4th. 

You can watch a new teaser regarding the awesome album cover here:

http://youtu.be/z5yqKx8nZUk 

"Sundancer" will be released as a limited edition digipak (incl. 1 bonus track and poster), CD and download through SPV / Steamhammer worldwide except Japan/Asia.

Photo from left to right:

C.C. Behrens - drums / Tommy Heart - vocals / Ule W. Ritgen - bass / 
Helge Engelke - guitars 



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