The Kings’ singer/bassist David Diamond, guitarist Mister Zero, keyboardist Sonny Keyes, and drummer Todd Reynolds are happy to announce the release of their 7th album, “The Longest Story Ever Told.”

Opener “Always Off The Deep End” is a power pop gem about that friend who never does anything halfway, and people are getting up and dancing to “I Know So,” an up-tempo romp with a rockin’ sax section. Both songs come with super fun videos. 

Americana Highways’ writer John Apice, who requested an album before the U.S. campaign, raves over the whole album, calling out “A Rose For Your Stone” for its “Spanish-flavored horns.” Inspired by Spaghetti Westerns, the song is a story where the main character is anything but a hero. Apice writes, “lead singer David Diamond’s voice is still as powerful as when he sang ‘This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide’ on the group’s first album ‘The Kings Are Here.'” In true fashion for The Kings, there are epic-length rockers with hooks, like the title track “The Longest Story Ever Told,” where Diamond gives his take on the history of the band, and another two-song segue “Circle of Friends/Man That I Am,” that reminds us of the value of friendship. 

The album has range, including the heavy sounding “Nowhere to Go But Gone,” which states “There is no trip like a road trip.” “When Dreams Come True” is a gorgeous wedding ballad that tells the story of the power of new beginnings. The album closes with three big rockers, “Clean Shot,” retro-rocker “She Don’t Fool Around” and “Triangle Blues” which concerns, as Diamond says, “the third wheel that might be getting a bit too close for comfort.”  

“The Longest Story Ever Told” is The Kings’ 7th studio album following the release of “Because of You”. A musical triumph, the new 10-track album features a lineup of iconic music industry veterans handling the mixing console, including Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple), Terry Brown (RUSH), Garth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine) and more. 

Originally known as Whistleking, The Kings were formed in Vancouver, British Columbia and Oakville, Ontario, Canada. In 1980, after signing with Elektra Records, The Kings released the Bob Ezrin produced, platinum selling album “The Kings Are Here.” The single “This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide” caught on all over North America, with huge airplay in every major market. It stayed on the Billboard Hot 100 for nearly six months, prompting an incendiary appearance on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. Now certified gold, “This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ To Glide” was recently inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and has received other accolades including the SOCAN Classic Award. The amazing video for it has over 5,500,000 views. 

Now, in 2024, The Kings, with their history of hits, over 2000 North American shows, and a devoted fan base, remain a hungry band with something to prove. “The Longest Story Ever Told” reaffirms their status as a rock band with songwriting depth. When asked, “Is there a theme for the album?” guitarist Mister Zero replied, “I don’t think there is one other than trying to get 10 really good songs together.”