Saturday, September 18, 2021

Reckless Love is Back

Internationally acclaimed Finnish rock band Reckless Love just recently signed to AFM Records and release their new single ‘Outrun‘ through the label.

The single ‘Outrun’ opens the gate for the band’s fifth studio album, which will be released early next year. The song is composed by vocalist Olli Herman and guitarist Pepe Reckless, the band completed by bass player Halle Verne. Responsible for lyrics are Janne Rintala and Herman. The synth wave-influenced rock song is accompanied by a brand-new music video, directed by Pete Voutilainen.

“Outrun’ was the first song we wrote for the upcoming fifth album, so I think it makes perfect sense that it’s also the first single cut from the album,” said Herman.

“Somehow, this catchy little tune managed to encapsulate all of the stuff that is built into the genetics of every kid that grew up during the era of arcade games, long haired metal bands and explosive action movies.

“The lyrics are filled with themes and entertaining wordplays, that put supercharged motor racing and hormone rich competitions, side by side. In the sound department, the 80s-esque pop metal roars loud and clear, however, it’s also strongly coloured with a modern synth wave flavour, whipping up an interesting cocktail.”
 
Founded in 2001, Reckless Love has released four albums, 2010’s self-titled debut, 2011’s Animal Attraction, 2013’s Spirit and Invader in 2016. Thus it has been a while since the band has released new material.
 
In my opinion, the word comeback is definitively the right word when referring to this particular song. We had a long break from recording and as the break got longer, the higher the threshold became to start working on new music, let alone publish it,” the singer continued.

“Although it was clear that we always had the desire to continue our career, it felt like we needed to find a new perspective for our creative expression. We had to write ‘Outrun’ to be reborn – and we did. This song showed us the way how to write the new album. ‘Outrun’ is a beacon on our way to reincarnation.”
 
Commenting on the new album, he commented that they took a look back while moving forward: “At the centre of the sounds are the 80s theme and the modern dark-speaking world of synth wave. We dived deep into to the game world and the movie moods of the genre and era”.

You can stream the new single here and check out the video right here at RAMzine.

Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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