FLYING COLORS Featuring MIKE PORTNOY, NEAL MORSE, STEVE MORSE Premier "You Are Not Alone" Music Video
August 28, 2019, a year ago
Music Theory Recordings / Mascot Label Group and Flying Colors recently announced the global release of the band’s third studio album, Third Degree, on October 4.
Third Degree will be available as a CD Digipack, limited edition 2LP 180 gram blue vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (w/ download card), a 2LP 180 gram black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (w/ download card), and a limited edition box set featuring CD, 40 page photobook, two coasters, and a bonus disc with six tracks. You can pre-order the album here.
The second video release is for the song “You Are Not Alone” on which Mike Portnoy comments: “It’s one of the softer songs on the album... a side of Flying Colors that we always try to incorporate on every album... absolutely beautiful melodies, chord progressions and key changes. And Casey’s delivery is just absolutely goosebump worthy!”
The first sessions for Third Degree took place at Steve Morse’s studio in Florida in December 2016, wherein seven songs were written. From there, the band members had to scatter back to their other personal and professional obligations, eventually reconvening two full years later in December 2018.
Portnoy agrees the future of Flying Colors looks quite bright indeed. “Our mission statement when we came together is still the same now,” he affirms. “It’s the same five guys with extremely different musical personalities and backgrounds coming together into a giant melting pot where it all comes out on the other end with music that’s accessible, melodic, deep, and colorful. That’s always been the goal of this band, and so far, I think we’re three for three.”
With Third Degree, Flying Colors continue to fire on all cylinders - and, in the process, they also handily prove the third time’s an unquestionable sonic charm.
"The Loss Inside"
"Last Train Home"
"You Are Not Alone"
Deluxe CD bonus disc:
"Waiting For The Sun" (Unreleased Bonus Studio Track)
"Geronimo" (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix)
"You Are Not Alone" (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix)
"Love Letter" (Alternate Acoustic Arrangement/Mix)
"Last Train Home" (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix)
"Crawl" (Alternate Instrumental Arrangement & Mix)
Flying Colors will make the following appearances in 2019:
30 - Cross Plains, TN - MorseFest 2019
5 - Ventura, CA - Ventura Theater
7 - New York, NY - Sony Hall
11 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theater
17 - St. Charles, IL - Arcada Theater
11 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
12 - Cologne, Germany - Essigfabrik
13 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
14 - London, England - Shepherd’s Bush Empire
(Photo - Karina Wells)