Canadian-American rock outfit Redlight King has to German rock/metal label AFM Records, which will release the band’s fourth full-length album, “In Our Blood,” in fall 2022.
The album was written and produced by frontman Mark “Kaz” Kasprzyk at his studio, The Wheelhouse in Los Angeles, California, with longtime collaborator and guitarist Julian Tomarin, who also co-wrote a few tracks, and drummer Randy Cooke.
The band released the album’s lead single, the title track, on Friday, May 6, across all digital platforms following the premiere of its music video a day earlier. Watch “In Our Blood” below and stream the song here.
“’In Our Blood’ is not about religion or politics or money,” Kasprzyk said. “It’s about heart. It’s about family. It’s about never giving up. The song was first imagined by our guitarist Julian, who laid down the riff and a killer melody in the hook. It continued to build with a vengeance, so we kicked it into high gear with a four on the floor beat and a traditional rock ‘n’ roll approach to scoring the lyrics.”
“For me,” he continued, “‘In Our Blood’ captures the human spirit and gives a sense of hope that we can break through the generational cycles of classism set in place to divide us. When I sing the song I think of my family, I think about my grandfather fighting in WW2, the things they went through, the sacrifices they made and that my parents made as well. I think of my bandmates and the audience we play for. We are all trying to make the best of this journey. We all bleed the same color and we’re all in this together.”
“I am thrilled that Redlight King has chosen AFM,” said the label’s senior A&R director, Nils Wasko. “My team and I couldn’t be more excited to work with Kaz, Julian, Brian and Mark to delight people with their authentic music and leave a footprint on the world.”
Redlight King will make its way across the rock festival circuit with appearances at Welcome to Rockville (May 19 to 22) in Daytona Beach, Florida; Blue Ridge Rock Festival (Sept. 8 to 11) in Danville, Virginia; and Louder Than Life (Sept. 23 to 26) in Louisville, Kentucky; along with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
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