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Neal Morse: disponibile il video del secondo singolo ‘Seemingly Sincere’

Di Daniele D'Adamo - 12 Agosto 2020 - 0:03
Neal Morse: disponibile il video del secondo singolo ‘Seemingly Sincere’

Comunicato stampa (Inside Out Music Italy):

NEAL MORSE pubblicherà il prossimo 11 settembre il nuovo album solista “Sola Gratia”, un concept album basato sulla figura dell’apostolo Paolo. L’artista inglese presenta il video del secondo singolo “Seemingly Sincere”

Il titolo dell’album “Sola Gratia” rimanda a “Sola Scriptura”, disco pubblicato da Neal Morse nel 2007 ispirato alla vita di Martin Lutero. Le musiche sono state registrate nel mese di aprile in pieno lockdown. Ancora una volta Neal è stato accompagnato dai collaboratori di lunga data Mike PortnoyRandy GeorgeEric GilletteBill Hubauer e Gideon Klein.

“Sola Gratia” sarà pubblicato in limited CD/DVD Digipak (contenente il making-of del disco), Gatefold 2LP+CDStandard CD Jewel Case e in digitale. Disponibile di seguito l’artwork curato da Thomas Ewerhard, preorder e  tracklist:

1. Preface
2. Overture
3. In The Name Of The Lord
4. Ballyhoo (The Chosen Ones)
5. March Of The Pharisees
6. Building A Wall
7. Sola Intermezzo
8. Overflow
9. Warmer Than The Sunshine
10. Never Change
11. Seemingly Sincere
12. The Light On The Road To Damascus
13. The Glory Of The Lord
14. Now I Can See/The Great Commission

Neal comments: “Seemingly Sincere is one of the last songs I wrote for Sola Gratia. Having a song about the stoning of Stephen seemed appropriate and when I started writing it, I immediately felt the drama and intensity. I wasn’t really expecting for it to have a really long instrumental section with keyboard and drum solos, but that actually turned into one of my favorite parts of the album.

I think Christian Rios has done amazingly well on this video as it is so difficult to create good music videos remotely during Covid. I think he did a fabulous job and I hope you all enjoy it.”

The title ‘Sola Gratia’ of course has echoes of Morse’s 2007 epic ‘Sola Scriptura’, about the life of Martin Luther, but was in fact originally the result of a simple marital misunderstanding: “I was talking to my wife Cherie about debuting this new piece at Morsefest 2020 (Morse’s annual fan convention in Nashville) and she said she thought it would be good for me to do a solo album. However, I thought she said ‘Sola album’ and – because some of the new ideas involved Paul’s aggressive pursuit of the early Christians, I could see a link to some of the themes of persecution in ‘Sola Scriptura’.”