FREEDOM CALL mastermind CHRIS BAY has released his first single and video “Radio Starlight”: https://chrisbay.lnk.to/RadioStarlight. The song is taken from his first solo album “Chasing The Sun”. The first single release ‘Radio Starlight’ with its obvious airplay potential triggers with tantalizing images wanderlust and will definitely makes you hungry for more.
1. Flying Hearts 3:17
2. Light My Fire 3:42
3. Move On 4:07
4. Radio Starlight 3:50
5. Silent Cry 3:56
6. Hollywood Dancer 3:20
7. Keep Waiting 3:46
8. Misty Rain 3:59
9. Where Waters Flow In Heaven 4:20
10. Bad Boyz 3:20
11. Love Will Never Lie 3:52
It’s a well-known predicament that the FREEDOM CALL founder and frontman CHRIS BAY shares with many other composers: occasionally, his wealth of inspiration goes beyond the stylistic and thematic scope of his own band. “I permanently write songs and am constantly working on ideas in the studio,” he explains. “That’s why I’ve collected a whole lot of tracks over the years that on the one hand don’t really suit Freedom Call and on the other are just too good to gather dust in my archive.”
The solution to his “luxury” problem: 23 February 2018 will see the release of Chris Bay’s first solo album “Chasing The Sun” on Steamhammer/SPV, committing himself in his very own, unmistakable way to the music that has inspired him since the very early days of his career. And although the songs on the album were created over a long period of time, Bay produced the whole material in spring 2017 at his own studio.
Which must be one of the reasons why “Chasing The Sun” – despite the diversity of the individual tracks – sounds all of a piece. Alongside a number of rock songs in characteristic Chris Bay style, he has skilfully blended in modern sound elements on the opening track ´Flying Hearts`, added Wurlitzer piano touches, which bring to mind the currently trendy 1970s, on ´Hollywood Dancer` and risked a song with a slow shuffle groove, a consciously dark atmosphere and an avant-garde flair in ´Where Waters Flow In Heaven`.
In stark contrast to this is the first single release ‘Radio Starlight’ with its obvious airplay potential, which will be released digitally on December 1st 2017 and to which there will be also a video clip, which triggers with tantalizing images wanderlust and will definitely makes you hungry for more.
This title once again underscores the boundless ease with which Chris Bay moves in his world of music. As the album title “Chasing the Sun” already suggests, Chris Bay casually processed the desires and wishes that probably each of us holds in this dark season.. sun, freedom, warmth and harmony … a “summer hit” in winter, a matter of interpretation.
Italian Power Folk Metallers VEXILLUM have released a new Official Video “The Jester – Over The Clouds”, featuring Chris Bay from FREEDOM CALL. The song is taken from the band’s new album “Unum”, released in 2014. Check it out below.
VEXILLUM – tracklisting:
1. The Departure: Blow away the ashes
2. The Jester: Over the clouds
3. The Sentenced: Fire and Blood
4. Lady Thief: What we are
5. The Hermit: Through the mirror
6. The Way Back: The Clash Within
7. The True Beginning: Standing as One
8. Spunta la Luna dal Monte (Tazenda Cover)
9. Run Runaway (Slade Cover)
Michele Gasparri – Guitar
Dario Vallesi – Voice
Francesco Caprina – Guitar
Francesco Saverio Ferraro – Bass
Efisio Pregio – Drums
After the Best of “Ages of Light” -album, to celebrate their 15th anniversary, the King of German HappyMetal FREEDOM CALL, are back with their eighth album “Beyond” (out on February 24th via SPV/ Steamhammer).
Tarja Virmakari had a nice long chat with the leader of the band, Chris Bay(for Truemetal.it), just a couple of days before FREEDOM CALL were heading to “70000 tons of Metal” Cruise 2014. Chris and Tarja talked widely about the new album, its writing process and the song themes, of which Chris gave a lot of interesting details. Besides this, Tarja asked Chris, what could be the situation that makes him angry? To find out these answers and many more, please join the conversation.
To read the interview in italian on Truemetal.it, go HERE.
Formed in 1998, FREEDOM CALL are a German power metal band. Tarja Virmakari from Metal Shock Finland (and Truemetal.it) had a chance to chat with Chris Bay, (the band’s founder and guitarist/vocalist) just a couple of weeks before the release of the new “Best Of” -double album “Ages Of Light 1998-2013”. During the interview Chris spoke about having a tough task while choosing the songs for the album, and also about the CD 2 “Masqueraded“ and the “different” song-versions on it. Please join the chat here below.