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 with reference to undiluted avarice.
“Many of the issues we now face in our world have been led to by the extraordinary and egocentric want for extreme materials achieve, management and energy over others. It might begin as want, however shortly 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 Occasions’ into much more adventurous territory. Its 10 songs mix deeply heartfelt, significant lyrics with essentially the most visceral vocal supply Shaky has ever summoned from himself, nicely over 50 years since his first recordings.
The seeds for the album had been planted earlier than lockdown, and on the very day that restrictions had 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 outcome.
Like ‘Echoes Of Our Occasions’, ‘Re-Set’ has quite a lot of private storylines, drawn from his circle of relatives chronicles, and the working-class background from which the younger Michael Barratt crafted his unbelievable profession. A novel mixture of vocal prowess and unstoppable dedication helped to create a star who grew to become the UK’s bestselling singles artist of a decade; his monitor document consists of 33 High 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 nonetheless raised 13 kids nearly 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 may dream of, since he first charmed audiences as a youngster. ‘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. Individuals had been shocked by ‘Echoes Of Our Occasions,’ 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. Yow will discover out extra about Shakin’ Stevens and his music on-line on his official web site. ‘Re-Set’ is out April 28, and may be pre-ordered right here.
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