ROBIN RED – First solo album on Frontiers Records Srl in September; First single in streaming
Swedish singer Robin Red (graduate) announced the release of his first solo album, an eponymous affair, on September 17, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl. The album was written by Robin with Dave Dalone of the other Swedish rockers HEAT, who also produced and played guitar on the album. Today fans can get their first look at the album with the release of the single and video for “Don’t Leave Me (With A Broken Heart)”. Pre-order / register Robin Red here.
“‘Don’t Leave Me (With A Broken Heart)’ is a song originally written by Thomas Jakobsson and BjÃ¶rn Axelsson in the early 90s. In fact, the very famous Swedish artist Carola HÃ¤ggkvist sings on the first demo. The song had never been released at the time, and I’m honored to be the one who finally released it, âsays Robin of the album’s first single. âMy mindset when I put this album together was to keep it as classic rock as possible, I think, haha. Think of it like a 1983 release. I think you’ll hear a bit of Foreigner, John Waite , Bryan Adams, and Rick Springfield in there, âhe adds.
In 2020, Robin Red, lead singer of the Swedish diploma, decided to embark on a solo career and sent his demos to Frontiers Music Srl, who were delighted to say the least with what they heard.
âI’ve been planning to do a solo album for many years. It’s kind of a dream come true. But I never really felt ready, not until now. I went back to my roots and made it a bit more organic. I’m very inspired by artists like Jimmy Barnes and Bryan Adams, and the sound isn’t far from that, I think. But it’s still me, âsays Robin.
The resulting album is indeed a melodic rock festival with catchy and uptempo songs that will powerfully impress fans of the genre and especially artists such as Foreigner, Rick Springfield, Bryan Adams and John Waite. The album was recorded with Dave Dalone (HEAT), as producer, guitarist and co-songwriter.
Robin Red is a Swedish rock singer best known for being one of the founding members of the popular melodic hard rocker graduate. With them he has toured all over Europe to support five well-received studio albums and is currently working on their sixth studio album. Additionally, Robin was also a featured participant in the Swedish version of American Idol in 2008, finishing in the Top 10.
List of tracks:
“Don’t leave me (with a broken heart)”
“(I’m A) bad habit”
“I can’t have enough”
“Reason to survive”
“Crazy in Love”
“Don’t leave me (with a broken heart)” video:
Robin Red – Lead vocals, backing vocals and bass
Dave Dalone – Guitars, synthesizers, backing vocals and percussion
Mats Eriksson – Drums
Erik Modin – Percussion
Joan Eriksson – Grand piano, backing vocals
Jona T-shirt – Organ
Petra Eriksson – Chorus