ORLANDO, FL—PeacockSunrise Records has released a two-song extended play single from the upcoming album, Delta Tales by Sun King Rising.
The songs are Milkweed and Thistle and Free Will in China Blue, composed by singer-songwriter and keyboardist John Blangero. Both songs are upbeat Southern Soul rockers in the mold of early Joe Cocker and Elton John and the classic recordings of various 1970s Muscle Shoals and Memphis recording artists. They come complete with driving horn sections and female background vocal choruses.
Drawn from the Delta Tales CD and vinyl LP, these are songs to make listeners move and groove…and think.
“My lyrics draw heavily from classic themes of sin and redemption, love and loss, triumph and tragedy, liberally sprinkled with biblical and gospel music imagery,” said Blangero. “They are evocative and mysterious while connecting with listeners on deep emotional and visceral levels.”
The b-side Free Will in China Blue is being released initially as a digital bonus track for the 10-song CD. For the LP, it replaces one of those songs, Down the Delta Road, which will serve as a digital bonus track for the LP.
Both the CD and vinyl versions of the album are to be released on October 2nd this year.
Milkweed and Thistle
John Blangero – Lead Vocal/Piano/Organ
George Perilli – Drums
Joe Macre – Bass
Steve Schuffert – Guitar
Hermie Granati – Keyboard orchestration & BG Vocals arrangement
Shawn Mayer, Rozz Chapman, Kelly Connors – Background Vocals
David Granati – Engineer
Free Will In China Blue
Willie Ross and Ace Acker—Guitars
Stephanie Wellons & Joy Brown—Background vocals
Terminus Horns: Horn Section
John Blangero—Lead vocal/Piano/Organ
Brian Foraker—Final Mix & Master
Recorded at Maplewood Studio–Ambridge, PA
Cover art Nick Katona, Revolution Studios, Florida
For More Information
PSR Profile: https://peacocksunriserecords.com/project/sun-king-rising/
PeacockSunrise Records Online