WINGER will launch a brand new single, “Proud Desperado”, this Friday, March 10. The observe is taken from the band’s upcoming seventh studio album, “Seven” which is tentatively due this spring by way of Frontiers Music Srl.
A brief preview of the “Proud Desperado” music video is out there under.
In January, WINGER shot music movies for 3 of the songs from “Seven”.
Two months in the past, WINGER guitarist John Roth instructed Sam Wall concerning the band’s upcoming LP: “It’s going to be out on Frontiers in Might or June; we do not have a launch date but. [There’s] 12 songs on the album. One tune’s a fairly large shock.
“To me not less than, there’s all the time a tune on a WINGER album that comes at you from left discipline,” he defined. “Like on ‘Karma’, we did a blues tune — Kip [Winger, WINGER frontman] and I co-wrote a tune known as ‘After All This Time’. On ‘Higher Days Comin”, the title observe, ‘Higher Days Comin”, it is form of funky and it is enjoyable and it is totally different for WINGER; WINGER‘s a fairly heavier, darker, metal-ish form of band. So there is a tune on this album that is very totally different for the band, which is cool.
“It is meticulously produced and recorded, [with] tons of layers of background vocals,” he added. “It is heavier lyrically, possibly. All of WINGER‘s data have a heavier overtone, as a result of the guitars are tuned low; it is simply extra aggressive. And there is a little little bit of a progressive aptitude on one of many songs. However I believe individuals are gonna actually benefit from the album. I hope it is effectively acquired.”
Roth additionally spoke in additional element concerning the WINGER songwriting course of, saying: “Properly, Kip and Reb [Beach, guitar] are the first songwriters of the band; they’re the nucleus. However I did co-write one tune on this album with Kip.
“With WINGER, it usually begins [as] the musical concept. Lots of people write from lyrics and melodies. Many of the songs I write, I’ve a melody or a lyric which is just like the nucleus or the start line for a tune. However with WINGER, it is a riff, it is a musical concept.
“I keep in mind after I was first co-writing with Kip on some songs on ‘Higher Days Comin”, we’re not demoing the songs. We’re writing ’em; we’re recording the precise songs,” he defined. “So, I am taking a look at him, going, ‘How have you learnt that you simply simply need another bar right here?’ He is, like, ‘I hear the place I wanna go along with the lyrics.’ And I am, like, ”Trigger you make plenty of actually big-time selections for the association,’ and we’re recording closing guitar components and the lyrics must revolve round it.
“So every part begins with the music with WINGER,” Roth added. “However because the songs are being written and the riffs are coming about, the melodies are in Kip‘s head. Kip‘s the maestro, you realize? He is the maestro of the band. So he is considering as we’re writing — what the melodies are gonna [be], how they’re gonna work across the riffs, and inevitably making closing judgment calls on the association as we’re chopping the songs. [It] was you’d demo songs. You’d demo a tune out, and typically you could not beat the demo. You would be, like, ‘There is a magic on the demo we can’t beat.’ So WINGER actually would not have that drawback anymore ‘trigger as we’re writing the songs, we’re chopping the ultimate components.”
Requested if he enjoys working that manner, Roth mentioned: “I prefer it. I prefer it, ‘trigger stuff strikes quick. It is fast. It is thrilling. As a result of a tune can sit there once you’re layering components on a tune for months at a time. It might probably get a bit bit too thought out, you realize what I imply? So once you’re writing and also you’re creating the tune, the ultimate [album version], once you’re writing [and recording it] as an alternative of arising with the demo [first], it is thrilling. Issues transfer quick.”
WINGER‘s subsequent LP would be the follow-up to 2014’s “Higher Days Comin'”.
In December 2020, Seaside described the brand new WINGER materials to the 213Rock Podcast by saying: “It is WINGER — heavy riffs with huge vocals. Very catchy songs and really heavy stuff — very progressive.”
A month earlier, Seaside instructed the “Pat’s Soundbytes Unplugged” podcast that he and Kip had initially pieced collectively concepts for 11 tracks for WINGER‘s subsequent album, however that Kip “threw away six of ’em, saying that this needs to be like the primary BOSTON document the place each tune is simple. And he simply needs it to be progressive and like nothing he is arduous earlier than,” he mentioned. “I introduced him these riffs which might be simply straight-ahead rock riffs, and he mentioned, ‘I already know what the subsequent three chords are gonna be after I’ve heard three chords.’
“We’re going for one thing that is poppy and sing-along stuff but cool, heavy, progressive riffs — form of like [2009’s] ‘Karma’,” Reb defined. “That is what we’re going for.”
WINGER will embark on a U.S. tour this spring and summer time with CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer and former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi.
Within the spring of 2020, WINGER invited artists, pals and followers — together with Alice Cooper and members of SCORPIONS, STEELHEART and WARRANT — to sing alongside to “Higher Days Comin'”, the title observe of the band’s sixth studio album. An official music video for the brand new model of the tune was made accessible in late April of that 12 months.
WINGER shaped within the late Nineteen Eighties and soared to instant success with its 1988 self-titled launch. The album spawned the hit singles “Seventeen” and “Headed For A Heartbreak” and achieved platinum gross sales standing. “Winger” additionally stayed on The Billboard 200 chart for over 60 weeks the place it peaked at #21. Their subsequent album, “In The Coronary heart Of The Younger”, additionally achieved platinum standing behind the singles “Cannot Get Enuff” and “Miles Away”. The change in musical local weather of the mid-’90s, compounded with unprovoked ridicule on MTV‘s well-liked “Beavis And Butt-Head” present, led the band to go on hiatus in 1994. In 2001, WINGER reunited and has not appeared again since. Kip additionally earned a 2016 Grammy nomination for the classical album “C.F. Kip Winger: Conversations With Nijinsky”, recorded with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra.