KROKUS frontman Marc Storace has launched the official music video for this solo monitor “Excessive On Love”. The tune is taken from his first-ever solo album, “Stay And Let Stay”, which was made accessible in Switzerland in December and was launched in North America in February.
“Stay And Let Stay” monitor itemizing:
01. Stay And Let Stay (3:41)
02. Excessive On Love (3:57)
03. Girl Of The Evening (4:44)
04. Carry The Burden (3:16)
05. Damaged Wings (3:41)
06. No Place To Disguise (3:22)
07. Do not Wanna Go (4:40)
08. Love Over Cash (3:53)
09. Time Waits For No One (4:14)
10. Paradise (2:59)
In an interview with Canada’s The Steel Voice performed earlier than the “Stay And Let Stay” launch, Storace mentioned about how his solo album happened: “Twenty years in the past, I wrote the title tune of the album, ‘Stay And Let Stay’. ‘Stay And Let Stay’ was written with this guitar participant who was a neighbor of mine. I used to go over to his place, a bit of studio, on chilly or wet days and icy days. We spent hours writing songs, and we got here out with about 20 of ’em. And that is considered one of ’em which inserts for the album. And it is the opener. It is an important tune.
“Anyway, so a few years later, we did the [KROKUS] reunion, and I have been busy with KROKUS,” he continued. “And as quickly as lockdown began, I first did some stuff which I placed on YouTube and Fb, some karaoke stuff which I discovered. I did duets with my daughter, Giuliana. After that section with Giuliana, I type of fell in a gap of the lockdown boredom, and I believed, ‘No manner. I am gonna get artistic.’ I opened my drawer [and out came] a pile of lyrics — bits and items, leftovers, new stuff. And I believed, ‘Nicely, I’ve acquired sufficient materials. And I would like a guitar participant.’
“This man I acquired in contact with, he is in Newcastle, in England,” Marc added. “We began speaking about concepts — he’d ship me concepts, and I would ship him suggestions, and I would match lyrics and construct songs and stuff. So we constructed fairly a number of. After which I already went involved with a few musicians whom I acquired to know once I was doing this large occasion, movie collection for tv in 2019. And this factor got here out throughout lockdown. However whereas we have been filming this, I additionally began pondering, ‘Nicely, we’re on a farewell tour, and I do not actually wanna cease.’ And this factor got here out throughout lockdown, which helped scale back the boredom, and in between I used to be writing songs. After which I acquired to know these two different guys — a drummer and rhythm guitarist — and so they additionally produced the entire music aspect of [the TV series]. And so they requested me through the filming stuff, in between, ‘You must do a solo album now. It is gonna be over with KROKUS. What are you gonna do?’ I mentioned, ‘I do not know but. It isn’t over till it is over. And I am nonetheless having fun with it. So I am not pondering that far. I am taking it — carpe diem. Day-to-day.’ Trigger you by no means know what tomorrow brings. And an excessive amount of planning typically you are doing for nothing. Overthinking is unhealthy anyway.
“So, anyway, I got here to that time. After which I known as them. I mentioned, ‘Guys, you wanna do it? ‘Trigger I actually loved working with you.’ … So we began. And on the finish of final yr, they already despatched me two concepts, and originally of this yr, they despatched me some extra. And I acquired busy working, working, and we did demos and stuff. And right here we’re — it is prepared. It is all recorded, and it is within the combine.”
Requested concerning the musical route of his solo album, Marc mentioned: “It is energetic, heavy, melodic exhausting rock. And there is additionally a few ballads. I am a singer — we love ballads. After which there’s one thing out of the atypical — it is a blues tune, which isn’t the everyday blues tune. It is one thing I noticed as a problem. Once they despatched me that music, I believed, ‘What? It does not actually match.’ However then I believed blues is at all times contained in the rock household — a physique of rock at all times has blues in there, versus jazz possibly, though that is additionally built-in typically. After which there’s this one tune — I believe it is gonna be the final one on the album — which is kind of acoustical and extra light-hearted.
“I am saying it is nice, as a result of I’ve labored for it and I am emotionally concerned with it,” he continued. “However folks round us and round me have been telling me I am heading in the right direction, and the outcomes are good.”
KROKUS launched a brand new CD/DVD, “Adios Amigos Stay @ Wacken”, in February 2021.
Again in April 2020, KROKUS was compelled to postpone its last-ever live shows in USA and Canada as a result of coronavirus pandemic that’s sweeping the globe. The 13-date trek was initially scheduled to kick off at Canton Corridor in Dallas, Texas on September 18, 2020 and conclude at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on October 10, 2020.
In September 2018, KROKUS introduced that it was going to embark on a farewell tour dubbed “Adios Amigos” earlier than calling it a day. On the time, they mentioned their ultimate present would happen on December 7, 2019 on the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Nonetheless, in June 2019, Storace posted a message on Fb indicating that the band would play further live shows past the Zurich date.
When KROKUS first introduced its determination to embark on a farewell tour, the band defined in a press release: “KROKUS reveals have at all times been particular and will keep that manner. That is why we determined to cease when it is nonetheless actually good. That is how the followers ought to bear in mind us.”