KISS frontman Paul Stanley has shared a new photo on Instagram with this caption:
“A Soul Station album! Wow! Having a ball. Horns and strings next.”
Apparently, he’s working on new Soul Station album. In a recent interview with Rock Cellar Magazine, he explained how Soul Station idea emerged and said:
“Well, my roots are much more broad and varied than some people might realize. This is funny; I was having tea with Jimmy Page in London and we were talking about this. I said, ‘Before I ever saw Led Zeppelin or The Who or any of those bands, I saw Otis Redding. I saw Solomon Burke. I saw The Temptations.’
So it’s very much a part of my DNA. Motown and Philly soul and Stax/Volt, all that music is really, unfortunately too nostalgic at this point and used too often for loops and samples as opposed to hearing a great song. What’s missing nowadays so much is great live performances of that material. What’s being passed off now as R&B is usually a computer and a drum machine.
For a while, I thought about that, and I had an opportunity a few years ago to put together something that was in essence Soul Station. We did a couple of private shows and we all looked at each other said, ‘Why aren’t we doing more of this?’ It’s great to have that coming from people who are not only in demand but working all the time with Stevie Wonder or Smokey [Robinson] or Pink or John Mayer.
These are real crème de la creme players but everybody has the same passion for this music. To be able to recreate it, not in a sterile way but with the same passion and intensity that it was made with is something that we all feel very close to.”
Click here to source of the interview. You can see the photo from below.
A SOUL STATION ALBUM! Wow! Having a ball. Horns and strings next. pic.twitter.com/En04pZSYEQ
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) December 20, 2018