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Steve Conte | Fourth Of July

Steve Conte | Fourth Of July


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Steve Conte releases his first new music of 2023 along with his single, Fourth Of July, co-written with Andy Partridge from XTC. Following on from Steve’s critically lauded album, Bronx Cheer, this new music supplies an exhilerating preview of what’s to come back from his subsequent album due in 2024.

When former New York Doll and present member of the Michael Monroe Group, Steve Conte launched his final album, Bronx Cheer, in late 2021, Louder Than Struggle proclaimed it was a set of songs which “merely oozes cool and is an album filled with angle, vitality and above all else an actual coronary heart and soul deep from throughout the bowels of New York’s wealthy musical heritage.” As Steve now releases his new single, Fourth Of July, there’s each indication that this legacy will carry proper on by means of into his subsequent album which we are able to anticipate to see in 2024. That is additionally a music which widens Steve’s fields of affect even additional because it was co-written with one in all his all-time favorite singers, Andy Partridge from XTC.

Fourth Of July is a traditional slice of rock’n’roll infused Americana with a robust New York twist. It’s a music constructed round driving guitars and a pounding drum beat, overlayed all through with massively infectious melodies. Primarily based on a refrain which Steve had original again within the 90’s, it was his new-found collaboration with Andy Partridge that supplied the mandatory spark to deliver the music into life and what we hear in the present day. And it seems that this is only one of plenty of songs the pair have written collectively, which makes the prospect of Steve’s subsequent solo album much more thrilling.

As for the inspiration for the brand new single, Steve explains this as follows, “With a title like ‘Fourth of July’ I knew I didn’t need to make this music lyric in any respect patriotic American or about Independence Day – I wished it to be in regards to the sparks that fly, the fireworks that go off in a relationship. One with intense chemistry…love, fulfilment …bombs bursting in air, ya know? Explosions, sure – however no stars & stripes.”

Steve is joined on the only by his brother John Conte on bass, drummer Prairie Prince (The Tubes and Todd Rundgren) who additionally performed on XTC’s traditional album Skylarking, and Anrew Hollander on piano. There may be additionally a restricted version cloudy blue 7” vinyl single obtainable which incorporates an acoustic model of Poison Sweet Coronary heart by Mark Mulchahy of Miracle Legion on the B-side. This may be pre-ordered now for delivery later in August.

You should buy or stream Fourth Of July right here and pre-order the vinyl right here.

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All phrases by Ian Corbridge. You could find extra of his writing at his creator profile.

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