A brand new song and lyric video from Kansas is streaming exclusively from RollingStone.com. “Visibility Zero” is the second single released from the band’s intensely anticipated new studio album The Prelude Implicit, which will be released on September 23rd, 2016. Fans can stream “Visibility Zero” now.
In a joint statement about “Visibility Zero”, the band says, “Visibility Zero is a great Kansas song written by band members Zak Rizvi and Ronnie Platt. It features a blistering violin solo from David Ragsdale. This song rocks hard while still having all of the elements that makes Kansas…KANSAS!”
The song will be available for purchase through iTunes, AmazonMP3, Spotify, and Google Play. Fans can also pre-order the album on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Google Play.
Last month, Kansas premiered their first single “With This Heart” on Billboard.com. The publication noted, “The sound of The Prelude Implicit is vintage Kansas, flaunting intricate, orchestrated arrangements, tricky time signatures, sweeping melodies and rich harmonics”. Stream “With This Heart” here.
The Prelude Implicit is the first new album release in 16 years for a band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust In the Wind,” to more progressive epics like “Song for America” and “Miracles Out of Nowhere.” The album will be available on CD, double 180 gram vinyl and digitally on iTunes, Amazon MP3 and Google Play.
The Prelude Implicit features 10 all new tracks written by the band and co-produced by Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, and Richard Williams. Kansas’s signature sound is present throughout the album. It showcases Ronnie Platt’s lead vocals, David Ragsdale’s violin, Williams and Rizvi’s rocking guitar riffs, the unmistakable sound of David Manion’s B3 organ and keyboards, Ehart’s drums, and Billy Greer’s bass and vocals.
Kansas returned to the studio in January 2016 after signing with Inside Out Music. Says Inside Out founder and president Thomas Waber, “Kansas is the biggest and most important Prog band to come out of the United States. I grew up listening to them, and their music is part of my DNA. The Prelude Implicit undoubtedly adds to their already impressive musical legacy. I can’t stop listening to it, and we are proud to be releasing the album.”
The result of the time in the studio was even more than the band imagined. “This is definitely a Kansas album,” remarks original guitarist Richard Williams. “Whether it is the trademark Prog epic like ‘The Voyage of Eight Eighteen,’ biting rocker such as ‘Rhythm in the Spirit,’ or mindful ballad like ‘The Unsung Heroes,’ there is something on this album for every kind of KANSAS fan. After years of pent-up creativity, the entire band is very proud of ‘The Prelude Implicit.'”
Lead Vocalist Ronnie Platt adds, “Recording ‘The Prelude Implicit’ was an incredible experience, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. It is my hope that, knowing the intense listeners that KANSAS fans are, the continuity yet diversity of this album will be pleasing to them.”
The album title, The Prelude Implicit means, “Without a doubt, this is a new musical beginning,” explains Ehart. Tattoo artist, Denise de la Cerda, did the oil painting of the front and back cover. “It shows a Phoenix flying from the past into the future.”
Kansas will be debuting songs off The Prelude Implicit this fall, live in concert, as part of their Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour. More information on the tour, including tour dates, can be found at www.kansasband.com
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