KANSAS RELEASES NEW SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR "MEMORIES DOWN THE LINE"
TAKEN FROM THE BAND'S NEW ALBUM
'THE ABSENCE OF PRESENCE'
OUT JUNE 26, 2020
LISTEN AND WATCH HERE
'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
MAY 15, 2020 - KANSAS, America's legendary progressive rock band, has released a new song and music video for their song "Memories Down the Line" 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/KansasMemoriesVid
"'Memories Down the Line' starts out as a piano-based rock ballad; It builds dynamically to a more powerful sound that still has a sense of longing to it," comments songwriter and KANSAS keyboardist Tom Brislin. "Lyrically, I was intrigued by the concept of not only passing down one's physical traits from generation to generation, but also the experiences that shape us. As with a number of coincidences occurring with this album, I had no idea we would be living through unforgettable times, when the song would be released."
"We are living during a time when people are doing a lot of reflecting - reflecting on past memories, or the memories they are making right now," adds KANSAS Lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. "'Memories Down the Line' really makes one consider the importance of sharing our experiences with those who come after us. I love the sincerity of the song."
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.
Last month they released the song and music video for "Throwing Mountains", which can be seen here: youtube.com/watch?v=HMOX5rSFb18
"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 RichardWilliams. 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:
1.) The Absence of Presence
2.) Throwing Mountains
3.) Jets Overhead
4.) Propulsion 1
5.) Memories Down the Line
6.) Circus of Illusion
7.) Animals on the Roof
9.) The Song the River Sang