Rich Kid Express to release new EP ‘Under The Purple Lights’ on September 15th
North Carolina rockers Rich Kid Express featuring multi-instrumentalist Rob Richardson will be releasing their new EP Under The Purple Lights via Squib Kick Records on September 15, 2023. The EP was first slated to be released during the summer 2022 but was apparently delayed by about a year. You can listen to the lead off single “U Never…” from the upcoming EP via Rich Kid Express‘ Bandcamp page.
Track List for Under the Purple Lights EP:
01. U Never….
02. Hard Time Lady
03. Mr. Spiffster
04. That’s the Way
o5. The Dotted Line
This time around, Richardson has one guest musician on the new Rich Kid Express EP consisting of Jake Branscome who plays lead guitar on the lead off single “U Never….”. In an interview with Sleaze Roxx back in December 2020, Richardson was asked how come he didn’t have any outside contributions from anyone for Rich Kid Express‘ previous album Psychodelic, which was released back in October 2020. Richardson replied:
“Nah, not really… I just wanted to continue to work on my own. I don’t want to depend on other people. One of the downsides to doing everything yourself is you may not be able to hear or feel a particular part like someone else can. You might miss out on a good opportunity to have a great part added to the song or a better idea even. On the flipside, doing it yourself is all about what you want and what you think. It’s all on your shoulders and you make the decisions right or wrong. I’m sure if I hired a better producer to mix the record, they may have gotten it to sound even bigger and more polished which is great in a lot of ways. But for me… what did I learn? I want it to be trial and error. This whole thing was to feed my creativity and make me work harder to be a better musician, engineer and record label guy. I don’t like being committed to other people and as I get older. I hate committing to anything! I only commit to myself and my family. Yeah, I have guitar friends that can come in and smoke up the fretboard if I wanted that. They could do my leads and help with writing riffs and such, but then it’s not a solo project anymore and it becomes someone else’s style and sound. I want this to just be me, Rich Kid Express.”