SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE have released a new track “Hard Times” for streaming, taken from upcoming album “Californisoul”, coming out on October 27, via Mascot Label Group/ Provogue. The song is featured by a special guest, Steve Lukather.
Steve Lukather commented:
“Fabrizio, Kenny and I go way back and have played together many times. I love and respect all the guys involved and I love playing a little blues. This was a no brainer. I was honored to be asked to be a small part of this cool band. Hope I get too play live again too”
Litsen to Hard Times here:
SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE is Lance Lopez (guitars/vocals/songwriter), Fabrizio Grossi (bass, producer, songwriter), and Kenny Aronoff (drums). As they’ve proven on their first album and round of shows, it’s not a party unless you invite some friends, and for Californisoul, they’ve brought along some heavy hitters.
Guests on the album include Billy Gibbons, who returns with pen and guitar (“Broken Heart”), Steve Lukather (Toto) throws down some stunning licks (“Hard Times”), Eric Gales is back in the fold (“Elevate”), Robben Ford brings his bag of soulfully sophisticated chops (“Somebody’s Fool”), Walter Trout brings some silky slow blues (“What’s Wrong”), and the party is rounded out with Alessandro Alessandroni Jr. on keyboards, Serge Simic (co-writer and background vocals on “Love” and “Hard Times”), and Andrea and Francis Benitez Grossi (background vocals). You may come for the stars, but you’ll stay for the whole show.
Fabrizio Grossi talks about Hard Times:
“Hard Times” is the true soundtrack of what’s going on today in our lives. Collectively, we are empowered to navigate The world as it gets more confusing and lost by the hour, and whoever is supposed to make things better, is actually doing quite the opposite – but if we made it this far, for how hard that it is, it will not be a problem: “bring it on, this guy here can handle it!!! But not before you stop punishing yourself for what you are, for how good you are, for how much good you did and will do, and for how much more determination you have when everybody else around is shutting you down! While, musically, this song is a voyage! It’s like a meditation session with all his transitions and thoughts deconstructed that culminate in the final release….and Luke is the therapist guiding us thru it! It could not have been another brother doing this with SBM, since together we fought so many similar battles thorough out the years. As a songwriter and a producer I consider this amongst the best music I’ve ever put my hands on, and as a friend….well just listen to Luke tearin’ it up, and you’ll understand why I love him so much! It goes beyond the notes!”
1 I Am Done Missing You
2 Somebody’s Fool (featuring Robben Ford)
4 Broken Heart (featuring Billy Gibbons)
5 Bad Boys
6 Elevate (featuring Eric Gales)
7 The One
8 Hard Times (featuring Steve Lukather)
10 The Stranger
11 What’s Wrong (featuring Walter Trout)
12 Thank You
13 This Is Love
More information at http://supersonicblues.com/