Tom Keifer states his next solo album will have widest range from heavy to stripped down songs
Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer was recently interviewed by the Talkin’ Rock podcast and he spoke about his long anticipated follow up album to his debut The Way Life Goes, which was released back in 2013.
Keifer advised (as transcribed by Blabbermouth with slight edits):
“In terms of the dynamics of the record, it’s what you would [expect to hear from me]… I always like to make a record that’s a journey, that encompasses very heavy songs and ballads and mid-tempos and stuff. So it has all of that on it. I would describe the extreme ends of the record — the heavier stuff is probably the heaviest stuff I’ve been involved in writing and recording to date, and I would say that the more organic stuff is probably the rawest and stripped down and organic as it’s ever been. So given those two extremes, I think that they go further than they ever have in terms of heaviness versus organic and intimate, stripped down.”
“I think what’s really cool about this record is that I recorded it with the band… Our goal was to capture the energy and the chemistry that this band has in the studio, and I think we’ve managed to do that. We were very careful to not overproduce the record, and we were just going for raw energy and real emotions. So it’s raw and it’s got a lot of energy and a lot of emotion.”
You can read the rest of the article about Keifer at Blabbermouth’s website.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following with respect to that latter finish: “As frontman for legendary rockers Cinderella, Tom Keifer made a name for himself as one of the genre’s finest and most unique voices. However life can be cruel, as vocal cord problems throughout his career almost robbed us of Keifer‘s signature gravel-throated sound. Thankfully the singer’s voice has held up long enough to deliver the long-awaited ‘The Way Life Goes’, a collection of bluesy rock songs that represent the logical progression to Cinderella‘s ‘Heartbreak Station’. The album is far removed from Keifer‘s earliest recordings, but the voice is the same, the songwriting top-notch, and solid through and through.”