Stereophonics today unveil their new single “Forever” – the third installment of their forthcoming album Oochya!, which will be released on Friday March 4 via Stylus Records via Ignition Records Ltd, available for pre-order. here. “Forever” follows previous “Hanging On Your Hinges” and “Do Ya Feel My Love?”, which has now received over two million streams across all platforms.
As Stereophonics celebrates over a quarter of a century as one of the cornerstones of British rock, they return with ‘Forever’, a track brimming with shimmering guitar and stunning vocal melodies, paired with romantic storytelling. A reflective track that evokes freedom and the open road, the bridge builds to a euphoric chorus where frontman Kelly Jones is heard bellowing “I wish I could fly away forever, I wish I could take the pain away from you and set you free .” The letting go is felt in the heights of his singing, as much as when Jones puts pen to paper.
Of the new track, Jones says, “‘Forever’ is about escaping. It’s about yearning for someone’s freedom and taking away the pain they’re going through. It’s about taking a ball for him. It’s about wanting to free those you love the pain but we can’t – the pain of life is where we find growth. The song has a lot of it. People feel that a lot these days -this. “
The next Oochya! appeals to certain tones, sentiments and themes that will resonate with fans young and old. Jones explains: “It’s quite a moving record. Sometimes it’s very nostalgic. The whole album is melodic. You put it on and it’s one of those albums that you don’t really want to put off because it just keeps evolving into different styles and the songs hold your attention. This shows many styles of the group.
With Oochya!, Kelly Jones continues to establish herself among the great British songwriters. Having now achieved 7 UK number 1 albums, 10 top 10 albums, 23 Platinum Sales Awards, 8.5 million albums sold in the UK alone, 5 BRIT nominations and 1 BRIT Award win , Stereophonics are an undeniable giant in British music.
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