22.06.2024 / Sound of Glarus
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No one can have escaped hearing "Save Tonight" which has been streamed over 500 million times and is still played on radio worldwide. The world hit was first released in Sweden and reached American soil in the summer of 1998, the success was a fact and the same year the single became the USA's most played song on radio.
Eagle-Eye Cherry’s new single ”Rising Sun” one of his most grandiose and arena-appropriate songs to date. A song about loss, lost love, and the past, but also a celebration of life and the memories it has given you. All the good times you’ve had that help you get through the hard ones.
Eagle-Eye Cherry says, “What I’ve loved about the song is how it both captures the sadness of losing someone dear to you, and celebrates life at the same time. We managed to create a massive chorus in contrast to the intimate verses.”
The song was written in collaboration with Anders Pettersson and David Lindgren Zacharias, and recorded at Atlantis Studios with producer Peter Kvint.
Simultaneously, Eagle-Eye Cherry is announcing the release of his sixth studio album “Back on Track”,
to be released on October 7. This is an album that he has been longing to get out there, and that has been put on hold and left to grow during the pandemic.
Eagle-Eye Cherry on the record: “Finally we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. After finishing the latest world tour in 2019, we went straight into the studio to record a bunch of new stuff, driven by the energy and upbeat feeling we’d collected from all the concerts. Recording became like a continuation of the tour in a way, and as if that same live feel and audience were in the room.”
During the pandemic, it was easy to get caught up in a feeling of helplessness and to start questioning things in your life. Does music even matter? Should you move on and do something else? However, the break made Eagle-Eye realize that he really does miss playing live, meeting the audiences and that enormous rush and the immediate satisfaction and feedback you get. Getting to share your music while experiencing it yourself at the same time, on stage and in front of the stage. Music is an important part of our lives, particularly in Eagle-Eye Cherry’s life, and he is now busy recharging.
He continues, “Never has an album of mine been so ready to be released and spread. Longing for you to get to hear what I’ve been working on for so long now. Getting to be on stage again and having the opportunity to give my all and then some. Normally, preparing for an upcoming tour, it’s hard to pick songs from a new album to play. Now, I truly feel that the entire album can be played from beginning to end. A wonderful feeling.”
After the album release, a bigger, global tour awaits, starting off in Brazil during October and November and continuing throughout Europe right after New Year with dates in the Nordics as well as the UK, France, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, and Netherlands.
This year marks the 25-year anniversary of the release of the breakthrough debut album “Desireless” which included the global hit single “Save Tonight”.
Eagle-Eye Cherry says, “It’s hard to grasp that it’s been an entire 25 years. Even if a lot has happened since the release of the album, it still feels like it was yesterday. Desireless opened the door to a journey that keeps on bringing surprises.”