News of the new album from Swedish Prog stalwarts, The Flower Kings.
Photo: Varg Lund
In a near 30-year career as a band, The Flower Kings return with their 16th studio album Look At You Now set for release on 8th September via InsideOutMusic.
Expect vintage vibes, and warm and inviting sounds that are reminiscent of legendary and classic 70’s albums. Look At You Now is all about the invention of typical Flower Kings grandiose soundscapes and that analog feel that will transport you to a bygone era of rock with swirling synths & guitars and thematic long-form pieces.
“Album Nr. 16! ” say the band. “Like a ghost ship sailing in from faraway places – a set of new songs leave their mark on 2023 – A year most of us will remember for the wars, the migration & refugees, the wildfires, the lost youth, the melting ice, the economic crisis, too many dead heroes, the political unrest. But also, a year that opens to possibilities, re-birth – new ways of thinking – We think this new album from The Kings of the North gives a bit of both.”
Here’s the single, Beginner’s Eyes:
Main King, Roine Stolt adds on the album release: “The first track out – and likewise the opening track – is Beginner’s Eyes. A song that has its origin in the very early 90’s – a time before The Flower Kings were gathering – but now finally and finely developed and recorded properly. A happy tune with plenty of flowery sunny themes Roine & Hasse vocals united – and a good groove, cool Hammond and Moog blipping’ and bloppin’ sounds, over a solid beat from Mirko & Michael. There’s no doubt that The Flower Kings plays no ‘style’ – or in no league – other that their own – a style they created and crafted carefully for more than 25 years strong. The album is a celebration of the imagination and craft of those who lead rather than follow. Artwork came in like magic from Joey Tessier – a world of magic and flowery creatures.”
Pre-order Look At You Now now at: https://TheFlowerKings.lnk.to/LookAtYouNow