Tuesday, May 2, 2017

CD Review: Todd Rundgren Works With Many Fellow Artists On His New "White Knight" Album

Rock artist Todd Rundgren has been a part of the music industry for the last 50 years. He found solo success in the seventies and has become a touring force for the last decade. He is preparing to release his new studio album "White Knight," on May 12th through Cleopatra Records.
 
On this new release Rundgren looks to break down the barriers between music genres with help from some of his friends. This new release features 15 new original studio songs, written with certain collaborators in mind. He starts out his new album with "Come" as Rundgren embraces the studio techniques of layering musical tracks to make listening to this album an experience. Rundgren incorporates some of his seventies flair into the dance-pop of "Got Your Back" as KK Watson and Dam Funk lend a hand to fill out the song. The iconic vocals of Darryl Hall and Bobby Strickland turn "Chance For Us" into a modern R&B gem, while Donald Fagan incorporates Rundgren's sound into what sound like a lost Steely Dan outtake. Joe Walsh lends a hand on the progressive rock sound of "Sleep," then the sweet vocals of Robyn turns "That Could Have Been Me" into a beautiful, soulful ballad. The album finishes with the funky beats of "Buy My T" and fellow guitarist extraordinaire Joe Satriani injecting energy into the closer "This Is Not A Drill."
 
Todd Rundgren is hitting the road this month with a string of dates along the east coast. For a complete list of live shows and to find out more about his new album "White Knight," please visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/toddrundgren.

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