NASHVILLE, Tenn.—GRAMMY-nominated rock band RED is set to release its sixth studio album titled Gone (buy) on October 27, 2017. The album’s digital pre-order is available now with instant downloads of two songs: the debut radio single “Still Alive” and “Losing Control.” Additionally, on October 13, 2017, fans who pre-order the album from some major digital outlets will be able to download a third song, the title track “Gone.”
True to the band’s discography, Gone continues RED’s honest exploration of darker themes and deep human struggles, with epic musical soundscapes that are raw, melodic, intense and emotional, all at the same time. With songs that explore Ecclesiastes-like questions such as, “What is the meaning of life?” and “What is my legacy when I’m GONE?” RED draws additional creative inspiration using “Artificial Intelligence” (A.I.) as a metaphor for the human experience, similar to the sorts of themes featured on HBO’s hit series Westworld. Having been together for more than a decade, these themes had special meaning for the band as lead singer Michael Barnes, and identical twins Anthony Armstrong and Randy Armstrong, contemplated their own careers in music and their existence as a band.
“Each and every time we make an album, we have to consider that it could be our last,” says Randy Armstrong. “So we really wanted to give our fans something heavy but that also makes them think about some of the big questions. None of this lasts forever, it could all be gone tomorrow, so it’s always in the back of our minds. We never want to make the mistake of thinking that we are unstoppable even though at times we have all felt that way. Stay humble because tomorrow is not a guarantee.”
Selling nearly two million albums with stream and track equivalents, and two Top 10 Active Rock singles, RED is a career rock band with a strong emotional connection with fans.
To create Gone, RED once again partnered with long-time producer Rob Graves and executive producer Jason McArthur to create an intense, hard-driving masterpiece fans will love. In addition to the songs mentioned above, the album includes a rock cover of Sia’s smash hit “Unstoppable.” Also available is a digital-only Deluxe Edition of the album, which includes 17 tracks.
“There’s always something alluring and more meaningful going on in RED’s music,” shares McArthur, Vice President of A&R, Sony/Provident. “Every album delves deeper and deeper into the human experience in a way no other band can do. RED makes cinematic rock music that not only makes you want to bang your head, but also asks some of life’s biggest questions.”
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