MIKE TRAMP Discusses New Cobblestone Street Album And WHITE LION In Video Interview
April 6, 2013, 5 years ago
On May 7th, Deadline Music (a subsidiary of Cleopatra Records) will release the new MIKE TRAMP album, Cobblestone Street in North America with an exclusive bonus track. The album will still be released in Europe on April 8th (Germany, Austria, Switzerland territories on April 12th) via Target Records in the following formats: CD, limited digipack CD, LP and digitally.
Check out a video interview conducted by Rock Meeting with Tramp discussing the new album and the slim to non-existent chance of a WHITE LION reunion:
Cobblestone Street tracklisting:
'Caught In The Storm'
'Ain't The Life I Asked For'
'We'll Be Alright'
'Angel Or Devil'
'Find It In Your Heart'
'What Are You Gonna Do'
European bonus tracks: 'More To Life Than This' and '’92'
North American bonus track: 'When The Children Cry' (2013 Acoustic Version)
Cobblestone Street is a departure from the sound that most people would expect from a singer, that has been around since WHITE LION crashed on to the hard rock scene in the 80s. Heavily influenced by fellow Danish artists with acoustic guitars and international stars like BOB DYLAN, NEIL YOUNG and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, Tramp says that all of his songs through 35 years on the music stage, have always come from sitting with the old faithful acoustic guitar playing and singing. That White Lion songs like 'When The Children Cry', 'Broken Heart' and 'Wait', and FREAK OF NATURE’s 'Rescue Me' later have ended up as epic rock classics is just a question of arranging them in that way with the band in the rehearsal room, but all songs have always been fit to play around the campfire or in the back of a shady bar.
The album was recorded at Medley Studio in Copenhagen, Denmark with co-producer/engineer and multi-instrumentalist Soren Andersen. “It was a wonderful feeling, sitting there on the couch listening to the songs that were rough and naked, but at the same time so complete,” recalls Mike.
This new artistic direction can be heard on the first single, 'New Day', which is out now digitally in all of Europe and can be heard streaming here.
See Tramp presenting the title track and the new album below:
To support the release Tramp will embark on a comprehensive 40-plus solo show tour in Europe, including France, Switzerland, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Turkey and the UK.
Last year Tramp traveled across Europe playing 40 shows, while driving and doing everything by himself.“This is the most rewarding and fulfilling tour I have ever done, and that coincides with an album that represents all of that, and is just real completion to what I have worked so hard to accomplish.”
So why shouldn’t he do it again? The fans can look forward to meet Mike Tramp unmasked, intimate and down to earth with his guitar as his only companion.
After the release Mike Tramp will head out on an ongoing tour in Europe. Check out his website for dates and places.