Soley Mourning return – with a message
Acclaimed Black Country rockers Soley Mourning are set to release their hugely accomplished fourth studio album, ‘The Rocket Pool’, a sublime collection of ten utterly addictive, prime melodic hard rock cuts, on Saltdog Records, on June 29th.
The Unmaking Of A Rational Mind’, an irresistible, hard hitting slow burner which builds up to a glorious, triumphant, resounding crescendo, will be released as a digital single on June 22nd
The song’s weighty lyrics, which address the almighty mess that the world is currently in, proclaim “Let me tell ya it’s no coincidence, the most fucked up countries in the world are the most religious. It’s an old fashioned way of controlling people’s minds, never going to fit into these modern times, sick of hearing folk saying God did this; when something wonderful’s just happened praise the Lord God bless; where was the Lord when that baby caught aids, when that child got raped, when two planes flew into two towers? Where was Allah when your dad got cancer? … I’ve no silver spoon in my mouth, but I have a voice and how I’m going to use it now!”
Soley Mourning’s bluesy debut album, ‘Mambo County’, released in 2006, received such positive reviews on the Continent that the band were invited to headline a tour of Belgium, their first foreign foray, in 2007. Their second album ‘Remove, Replace, Rewire’, released early in 2009, was a much harder edged offering which won over fellow Midlands rockers Magnum, who invited Soley Mourning to tour Europe with them as Special Guest act at the end of that year. ‘Zaire’, a more eclectic, yet highly polished opus, released late in 2011, won over a whole host of new followers, not just all round the UK, but also in Europe. ‘The Rocket Pool’, which was, like ‘Zaire’, recorded at Mad Hat Studios with co-producers Mark V Stuart and Sheena Sear, is an even more impressive, cohesive collection, which will surely blast Soley Mourning ever higher into rock’s heady stratosphere!
The record will be reviewed here in the next few days