Rick Springfield to release new studio album “The Snake King” on January 26th 2018

Rick Springfield The Snake King cover
Grammy winning singer/songwriter Rick Springfield is releasing his new album “The Snake King” on January 26th, 2018, on the Frontiers Music Srl label.

Hear the first single, “Little Demon” below.

Pre-order the album here.

Rick, not for the first time in his career, has thrown a curveball that surprises and absolutely delights at the same time. The “Snake King” finds Rick traveling down a dusty dirt road to explore the blues side of his rock ‘n roll and marks a definite departure from the power pop he has been known for.

“All my first bands that I played in as a kid in Australia were blues bands, trying desperately to copy as best we could the amazing music we were hearing coming out of the Chicago blues scene and the older stuff from the deep South”, says Springfield. “My guitar playing was always influenced by the same guys who influenced all the English players I grew up with, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page etc. Everyone was playing their version of what they heard from the Southern Blues and the Chicago scene”.

Rick Springfield has been on the road performing a solo/songwriter show called “Stripped Down” for the past 2 years and has included a couple of blues songs within this show, played on his steel resonator guitar. “The blues songs are so much fun to play and they got such a reaction from the audience that I started thinking about including some of that vibe in my next album”, he continues. “And with the shape of humanity’s struggle against this amazing planet, I wanted the album to be more lyric driven, so, for better or for worse, it produced "The Snake King". Good luck to us all”.

All you have to do now is check out the first couple cuts on the album, “In the Land if the Blind” and “Little Demon” or maybe the title-track to get an understanding of the blues laden journey Rick wants to take you on. And of the many delights on this album, Rick’s underrated guitar playing really shines here, perhaps more so than on any album in his storied catalog. As for the lyrics? Not what you’d expect either, but we’ll leave it up to the listener to decide what’s being relayed there.

Serafino Perugino, Frontiers President said: “Working with Rick Springfield for this very special album is a true honor and a pleasure. Rick is truly one of the most gifted artists on the Frontiers label and we are so proud to be at his service. Enjoy "The Snake King" and follow Rick Springfield in this new exciting phase of his career!”...

1. In the Land of the Blind
2. The Devil That You Know
3. Little Demon
4. Judas Tree
5. Jesus Was An Atheist
6. The Snake King
7. God Don’t Care
8. The Voodoo House
9. Suicide Manifesto
10. Blues for the Disillusioned
11. Santa is an Anagram
12. Orpheus in the Underworld