KANSAS RELEASES NEW SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR “JETS OVERHEAD”
TAKEN FROM THE BAND’S NEW ALBUM ‘THE ABSENCE OF PRESENCE’
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 26, 2020
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‘THE ABSENCE OF PRESENCE’ NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
“Longtime, hardcore fans will roar with approval at the precise musicianship, contemplative lyrics, soaring vocals with tight harmonies, intricate arrangements, memorable riffs, complex changes, and majestic musical passages in the album’s nine songs.” – American Songwriter
“This is a beautifully-executed and classy album of rare superiority, and it will no doubt bring you much listening comfort in these times of uncertainty.” – The Prog Report
JUNE 5, 2020 – KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band, has released another new song and music video for their song “Jets Overhead” taken from the band’s highly anticipated new studio album “The Absence of Presence” out June 26, 2020 through Inside Out Music. Fans can listen and watch the music video at this link: https://bit.ly/2BswEXn
“Jets Overhead” has become one of my favorite songs on the album, says KANSAS Guitarist Zak Rizvi, who wrote the music for the song. “Tom Brislin wrote some fantastic lyrics, David Ragsdale‘s violin solo is absolutely smoking, and Ronnie Platt nailed the vocals.”
“Jets Overhead” follows the release of “Memories Down the Line”, which was released on May 15. Fans can stream the song and watch the video here:
In April, they released the song and music video for “Throwing Mountains”, which can be seen here:
The band gave fans a sneak preview of what they can expect to hear on the album with this sampler video: https://bit.ly/KSTAOPprev.
Today, ‘The Absence of Presence’ is available for pre-order.
“We are really excited for our fans to be able to get a taste of what is to come from ‘The Absence of Presence,’” says KANSAS lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “I think people will really be surprised by the album. ‘The Absence of Presence’ shows the band firing on all cylinders.”
Billboard.com first announced the new album during an exclusive interview with KANSAS drummer and “The Absence of Presence” co-producer Phil Ehart: http://bit.ly/KansasBillboardTAoP.
“The Absence of Presence” follows-up 2016’s “The Prelude Implicit,” which debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. KANSAS has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind’ to the progressive epic ‘Song for America.’
“The Absence of Presence,” released by Inside Out Music, features nine all new tracks written by the band, produced by Zak Rizvi, and co-produced by Phil Ehart and Richard Williams. KANSAS’s signature sound is unmistakable throughout. The album showcases Ronnie Platt’s towering vocals, David Ragsdale’s searing violin, Tom Brislin’s dazzling keyboards, Williams and Rizvi’s electrifying guitar riffs, Ehart’s powerful drums, and Billy Greer’s rocking bass.
“The Absence of Presence” will be released June 26, 2020, on Inside Out Music and is distributed by The Orchard. The album will be available on CD, Double LP 180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition Deluxe CD + 5.1 Blu-Ray Artbook, and digitally on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and all other streaming services.
To pre-order ‘The Absence of Presence’, visit: https://kansas.lnk.to/TheAbsenceofPresence
“The Absence of Presence” Track Listing:
- The Absence of Presence
- Throwing Mountains
- Jets Overhead
- Propulsion 1
- Memories Down the Line
- Circus of Illusion
- Animals on the Roof
- The Song the River Sang
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