New Tesla album ‘Shock’ will have “an ’80s kind of polished production”
Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay for Canada’s The Metal Voice and spoke about the upcoming Tesla studio album Shock that is being produced by Def Leppard guitarist and Mutt Lange disciple Phil Collen.
With respect to what Collen brought to the table producing the new Tesla album, Hannon advised (as transcribed by The Metal Voice with slight edits): “Phil really helped us. Phil had a bunch of song ideas and a lot of the writing on the new album is co-written by Collen. He interjected a lot of positive energy into us. Phil is bringing production quality and details that we would have not done and haven’t done in the past. Some fans may not like it, some fans are gonna love it. This is something that we wanted to try we never worked like this before. Mutt Lange is a producer that really has techniques that are very detailed in the studio and Phil Collen obviously has experience with all that and he brought that type of approach to making the Tesla record which we never done before. the sound on this new album is really powerful.”
In terms of the musical direction of the new Tesla album, Hannon opined: “It definitely has an 80’s kind of polished production but there really is no direction we don’t really put ourselves into one sound we got elements of metal, country etc.. This new album has the big production but every song sounds different, you are going to hear some slide guitar riffs there and then there is also hear some Queen, Beatles, big Beatles vocals type influences on it. You are going to hear some Def Leppard style influences and there is some of that big back vocals too. We are going to be on tour in February playing new songs off the new album and if you buy a ticket to the show in February 2019 it gets you a copy of the new album in advance. So February March 2019 the new Tesla album Shock.”
You can listen to the interview with Frank Hannon with The Metal Voice at the link below:
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