Rick Springfield’s resumé as a successful musician and actor has been well documented down the years.
What is important here is that ‘The Snake King’ will NOT be the Springfield album that anyone is expecting. Not for the first time in his career, Rick has thrown a curveball that will simultaneously surprise and delight with a record that finds him travelling down a dusty dirt road to explore the blues side of his music.
Just check out cuts such as ‘In The Land Of The Blind’, ‘Little Demon’ and the epic album closer ‘Orpheus In The Underworld’ to get an understanding of the blues laden journey that he has undertaken.
Of the many delights on this album, Rick’s underrated guitar playing really shines here, perhaps more so than on any other record in his storied catalogue. As for the lyrics? These are possibly not what one would expect either, but we’ll leave it up to you the listener to interpret what is being relayed here.