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Albert Cummings – Strong

Label: Ivy Music Company
Release: 16 February 2024

Blues maestro Albert Cummings is gearing up for the release of his eagerly awaited album, Strong, set to captivate audiences worldwide on February 16, 2024. Released through Ivy Music Company, Strong promises to deliver a potent blend of blues, rock, and raw emotion.

Recorded at the prestigious Ocean Way Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, and produced by the Grammy-winning virtuoso Tom Hambridge, Strong marks a pivotal moment in Cummings’ musical journey. With 12 exceptional tracks, Cummings showcases his unparalleled songwriting abilities and undeniable talent.

The choice of Ocean Way Recording Studio, renowned for its rich history and state-of-the-art facilities, provided the perfect canvas for Cummings to pour his creative energy into each of the album’s twelve tracks. This studio has welcomed legendary artists from various genres over the years, and Cummings’ decision to record there underscores his commitment to delivering a top-notch sonic experience.

The magic of Strong doesn’t stop at Albert Cummings’ unmatched guitar skills; it also thrives in his collaboration with producer Tom Hambridge. Hambridge, a Grammy-winning producer and accomplished musician, has left an indelible mark on the industry by working with some of its biggest names. His expertise shines through in the seamless production of Strong, elevating each track and amplifying Cummings’ musical vision.

Strong is a sonic exploration of life’s highs and lows, love and heartbreak, delivered with a raw and unapologetic intensity that defines Albert Cummings’ signature style. From scorching guitar solos to soulful vocals, every note on the album is a testament to the passion and dedication Cummings and his band poured into the recording process.

Fans and music enthusiasts alike can eagerly anticipate the official release of Strong as it promises to be a standout addition to Albert Cummings’ illustrious discography. This album not only pays homage to the roots of blues but also pushes the genre to new heights.

The album opens with “Emmylou,” co-written by Albert Cummings and Tom Hambridge, setting the tone for an unforgettable musical journey. The tracklist also features original compositions such as “Live Strong,” “Lookin’ Up,” “Fallen For You,” “Let It Burn,” “Bad Reputation,” “Goin’ Down Slow,” “Just About Enough,” “Get Busy,” “Lately,” and “My Sisters Guitar.” Strong takes an unexpected twist with a soulful rendition of the classic Beatles hit “Why Don’t We Do it in the Road,” showcasing Cummings’ diverse musical influences.

All tracks on Strong are penned by Albert Cummings (BMI), with exceptions for “Emmylou” and “Lately,” co-written with Tom Hambridge, and “Why Don’t We Do it in the Road?” by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. All songs are published by Ivy Music Company (BMI).

Cummings’ unique background as a renowned guitar player and a custom homebuilder enriches his music with a depth and precision rarely seen in the industry. This blend of skills makes his performances and recordings stand out, appealing to both blues aficionados and those who appreciate intricate craftsmanship in art.

He has earned a reputation as one of the most dynamic and innovative blues artists of our time. With his extraordinary guitar skills, heartfelt lyrics, and soul-stirring performances, Cummings has cultivated a dedicated fan base around the world. Strong represents a culmination of his musical journey and promises to be a remarkable addition to his impressive discography.

Strong will be available on platforms worldwide starting February 16, 2024.

Albert Cummings – Strong

1. Emmylou
2. Live Strong
3. Lookin’ Up
4. Fallen For You
5. Let It Burn
6. Bad Reputation
7. Goin’ Down Slow
8. Just About Enough
9. Get Busy
10. Lately
11. Why Don’t We Do It In the Road?
12. My Sisters Guitar

Blues maestro Albert Cummings langverwachte nieuwe album Strong komt uit op 16 februari 2024 Uitgebracht via Ivy Music Company, belooft een krachtige mix van blues, rock en rauwe emotie te leveren.

Opgenomen in de prestigieuze Ocean Way Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, en geproduceerd door de Grammy-winnende virtuoos Tom Hambridge, markeert Strong een cruciaal moment in de muzikale reis van Cummings. Met twaalf uitzonderlijke nummers laat Cummings zijn ongeëvenaarde songwritingvaardigheden en onmiskenbaar talent zien.

De keuze voor Ocean Way Recording Studio, bekend om zijn rijke geschiedenis en ultramoderne faciliteiten, vormde voor Cummings de perfecte locatie om al zijn creatieve energie kwijt te kunnen in elk van de twaalf nummers. Deze studio heeft door de jaren heen legendarische artiesten uit verschillende genres verwelkomd, en de beslissing van Cummings om daar op te nemen onderstreept zijn toewijding om een eersteklas blues album te vervaardigen.

De magie van Albert Cummings stopt niet bij het ongeëvenaarde gitaarspel; het gedijt ook in zijn samenwerking met producer Tom Hambridge. Hambridge, een Grammy-winnende producer en ervaren muzikant, die zijn onuitwisbare stempel op de muziek industrie drukt door met enkele van de grootste namen samen te werken. Zijn expertise komt tot uiting in de naadloze productie van dit nieuwe album, waarbij elk nummer naar een hoger niveau wordt getild en de muzikale visie van Cummings wordt versterkt.

Strong is een sonische verkenning van de hoogte- en dieptepunten van het leven, liefde en liefdesverdriet, gebracht met een rauwe en onbeschaamde intensiteit die de kenmerkende stijl van Albert Cummings definieert. Van verschroeiende gitaarsolo’s tot soulvolle zang, elke noot op het album is een bewijs van de passie en toewijding die Cummings en zijn band in het opnameproces hebben gestoken. Dit album is niet alleen een eerbetoon aan de roots van de blues, maar tilt het genre ook naar nieuwe hoogten.

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