The Swedish rockers from CONFIDENCE have presented themselves a month ago through the popular social media outlets to the rock/metal fans and today it’s time to launch the band officially for the worldwide media as well, as finally lots of details about the first release can be revealed.
CONFIDENCE will release their first digital release “PRELUDE” on May 23, 2012 through all popular download platforms.
1. Flesh and Skin
2. War Torn Skies
3. Never Meant To Be
4. Poison Lies
This 4-track release is presented as a “digital release” and not as an EP.
Lead singer Emil Kyrk about the concept behind the band concerning releases: “It is a new world we live in, the old world of record companies, album releases and CD’s are dying. Internet has effectively worn down the old dinosaurs in the music industry, it's time to embrace the new technology instead of trying to get the old days back.
This is the reason why CONFIDENCE will not release our material on a traditional label or on physical media. Instead, we will use the digital channels that exists today. And why release a full length album where half of the songs are poorly produced because of the very slim budget todays record companies can offer, when you can release songs whenever you want, when they are done, through digital channels ?
As with our music, we will go our own way as it comes to releasing songs. Each digital release will contain four or five songs, with at least two releases a year. Our fans will always be able to enjoy new and fresh CONFIDENCE songs”.
The band has already uploaded a serie of YouTube clips to back up the concept of the band in a visual way:
- A teaser about what is coming up soon. what is coming up soon.
- Lead singer Emil Kyrk introduces the band and you get a first insight in the concept of the band
- The concept behind the song Flesh and Skin is introduced.
- Full song “Flesh and Skin” is uploaded on YouTube for streaming !
The band will keep uploading YouTube clips on a very regular base, as there is a lot to tell about the concept of the band and the stories behind the songs. This upcoming Friday you can expect a sample of the song “Never Meant To Be” and the introduction for that song.
Emil Kyrk – Lead Singer
David Lecander – Bass Guitar
Per-Owe "Ewo" Solvelius – Guitar
Clas Sjöstrand – Keyboards
Janne Jaloma - Drums
CONFIDENCE was born from the remnants of ideas, songs and bands which never really got to spread their wings. When they started things off in a studio somewhere in Sweden, they didn't know what would come out of it, but they had a vision of making something passionate, true and beautiful.
They had all seen the decay or the Rock and Metal scene, the repetition of well-tried concepts and song-writing. Endless repetition, one album after another with a plastic soul-less sound and the somewhat peculiar idea that if you sound exactly like the bands that actually made it, there would be a golden record deal and fame in return.
With this in mind, they started to create their music and sound, trying to capture the emotion and feelings of each concept that came to them. Lyrics and vocals were written with the sole intention to enhance the concept and emotion of the songs, and music was written to enhance the vocals and lyrics. When recording, takes were selected because they said something, not because they were perfectly performed.
It took them almost 3 years, members came and members left, but now they finally are ready for the world.