GENTLE SAVAGE will release their new single ‘Lovin’ Ain’t Easy‘ on April 16th. Today the band has unveiled the coverart and story behind it. Pre-order and pre-listen to ‘Lovin’ Ain’t Easy’ at https://smarturl.it/GS_Lovin_Single_2021.
Lead vocalist Tornado tells on the coverart:
“The idea of using the Chaos cross in the cover art of Lovin’ Ain’t Easy popped up during the vocal recordings. Vocalist Tornado Bearstone has a Chaos cross pendant he got years ago from his best friend while this friend was getting married. Tornado was the best man and as they both had Chaos cross pendants, they decided to swap and wear each others crosses in the wedding ceremony. Seeing the pendant hanging in his vocal booth while singing the vocal lines of Lovin’ Ain’t Easy brought up some memories, ideas and questions about entropy, chaos and love. All combined to the Chaos cross symbol. You wanna know more?”
“You see…Life seems to be affected by the law of entropy (Second law of entropy = The second law may be formulated by the observation that the entropy of isolated systems left to spontaneous evolution cannot decrease, as they always arrive at a state of thermodynamic equilibrium, where the entropy is highest). Right. Sounds surprisingly much the way it sometimes is in love and relationships.
This brought Tornado to think about chaos (a state of utter confusion or disorder; a total lack of organization or order). Allright…now that sounds like a lovers spat.”
“Lovin’ Ain’t Easy lyrics combined with Tornado’s playful deductions about entropy and chaos formed the single cover that asks you symbolically; You dare to jump without control?
And in the end; come hell or high water, it’s always good to Rock’n Roll!”
Earlier Tornado revealed on the single that “The atmosphere, melodies and harmonies borrow musically from the wonderful 70’s era. Spiced with modern production and sound engineering, Lovin’ Ain’t Easy leans towards The Beatles, Alice Cooper and early studio albums from Whitesnake. A careful listener can find some delicate details in the soundscape, submerged in the background and filling up the scenery.”
As previously announced, Due to the current Covid pandemic GENTLE SAVAGE are forced to postpone their debut album ‘Midnight Waylay’ release to later this Spring. The new release date will be announced soon.
Tornado on the debut album: “Midnight Waylay depicts a ‘taking it easy in the daytime, turning into a beast at night’ kind of lifestyle. Just like a hunter strikes from the shadows, ruthless and silent, these songs can without warning rock your world. As a concept the album Midnight Waylay is best appreciated when served whole, but each song has its own character and works well independently. Find your own adventure, let yourself loose!”
Watch the videos for the previous singles:
‘YNAMW (You Never Ask Me Why)’ – https://youtu.be/5pm5E0uV0N4
‘Honey Bunny -the Rock’n Roll transformation’ – https://youtu.be/CsBGKvzZKko
‘Run Run Poor Boy’ – https://youtu.be/_TJ3BfgOz6k
‘Karelian Magic’ – https://youtu.be/osEmTdkQCps
“It is all about the songs. And their internal message. That’s the basic philosophy behind Gentle Savage.”
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GENTLE SAVAGE are:
Tornado Bearstone, songwriter, vocals and guitar
Jay B, drums and backing vocals
Vance Bead, bass and backing vocals
Tim O`Shore, guitar and backing vocals
Theo van Boom, keyboards and backing vocals
’Treat yourself and let our magic in. We’ll take care of the rest’.
Band promo photo by Timo Soasepp
Single coverarts by Vin Valentino