Spirit of Unicorn Music are pleased to announce the release of FJORD FOCUS, the new single from Focus, taken from their forthcoming album Focus 12, which releases on July 5th. Watch the video here:

Fjord Focus is available to download now from all good streaming services.

Fjord Focus – as with much of the new album – was written by stalwart band leader and progressive music legend, Thijs Van Leer. About the single, bassist Udo Pannekeet comments “Fjord Focus is a beautiful, classic composition by Thijs with wonderful 12/8 rhythms provided by drummer Pierre van der Linden.”

The track features an epic guitar solo from Menno Gootjes, which was recorded in just one take. Pannekeet recalls “It is one of the best solos we’ve ever captured in the studio. I remember I had goosebumps listening back. I couldn’t believe he (Goojtes) nailed these Coltrane-like chord changes in one go!”

When asked to comment on the new single, Gootjes simply said “I just think it’s great. Just put it on and be taken on an adventure.”

The album Focus 12 was recorded at the world-renowned Wisseloord Studios, in the band’s native country of the Netherlands and is produced by both Pannekeet and Gootjes.

Focus 12 will be available on CD, Vinyl and on all good streaming services and can be pre-ordered here:

Set to be an exciting Summer for Focus, July will not only see the release of Focus 12 but the band will also fly to the USA and Canada for a string of 21 live shows, as part of the Heat Of The Moment Tour alongside other progressive music greats, Asia, Curved Air and Martin Turner – ex Wishbone Ash.

The last word about the new single goes to the band’s enigmatic commander in chief, Thijs Van Leer, who said “To me, it is a fairytale”.

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