L.A. Guns release new ballad “Christine” for streaming
L.A. Guns featuring singer Phil Lewis and guitarist Tracii Guns have released a ballad titled “Christine” for streaming from their upcoming new studio album The Missing Peace, which will be released via Frontiers Music Srl on October 6, 2017.
Lewis and Guns were recently interviewed by Billboard who premiered the song “Christine” earlier today. The following is an excerpt from the article:
‘When it came time to record The Missing Peace, they had a lot of material to choose from. Guns said he had 25 pieces of music ready, of which they used six or seven. He then wrote five new songs. Bassist Johnny Martin contributed a song, and second guitarist Michael Grant wrote two. (Drummer Shane Fitzgibbon rounds out the lineup.) Of those songs, the band whittled them down to 12. Guns again gives Lewis credit for the album gelling as well as it did. “Phil is the sound, he’s the voice of L.A. Guns, and that’s a hard lesson to learn for any rock band,” he says. “Everybody loses their singer at some point, and you lie to yourself the whole time on tour: ‘This is better.’ But it’s not. It’s not better.”
When it came time for Lewis to contribute lyrics to the album, he collaborated with producer-songwriter Mitch Davis. “I asked if he wanted to have a go at the songs, and he’s a huge L.A. Guns fan, so he and Phil collaborated, and he actually recorded Phil singing on this record,” says Guns. “Mitch was really motivational, and he really understands L.A. Guns’ music and what we try to say, which is, ‘Hot chicks will dump you.’ That’s what L.A. Guns is all about. We love women, and they dump us. So the writing process, once we had the triangle going, went fairly quickly.” The band recorded the album in just two sessions.
The Missing Peace, which will arrive Oct. 13 on Frontiers Records, will feel instantly familiar to the band’s fans. Lewis’ recognizable voice stands out on the more driving, heavier songs like “A Drop of Bleach” and “Sticky Fingers.” “The Flood’s the Fault of the Rain” is a slow-burning bluesy number. And of course, there’s a ballad, “Christine,” and like L.A. Guns’ biggest hit, it’s named after a woman. However, Guns says it’s not necessarily about one. “It’s the perfect L.A. Guns-style ballad,” he says. “Shane cleverly wrote the lyrics about Phil and I, and disguised it as a love affair,” he says, laughing.’
You can read the rest of the article at Billboard.
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