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Stereophonics Unveil New Single ‘Forever’

Written by on 25th January 2022

Stereophonics have unveiled their new single Forever’ — the third installment from their forthcoming album Oochya!’, out 4th Marchvia Stylus Records through Ignition Records Ltd, available to pre-order here.

‘Forever’ follows the previously released ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’ and Do Ya Feel My Love?’, which received widespread national radio support added to A lists across all key networks, and has now received over 2 million streams across all platforms.

As Stereophonics celebrate over a quarter-century as one of the key cornerstones of British rock, they return with Forever — a track that oozes with glistening guitar and sweeping vocal melodies, paired with romantic storytelling.  A reflective track that evokes freedom and the open road, the bridge builds to a euphoric chorus where frontman Kelly Jones is heard bellowing “I wish I could fly away forever, I wish I could take away the pain from you and release you”. Letting go is felt in the heights of his singing, as much as it is when Kelly puts pen to paper.

Of the new track, Kelly says: ‘Forever’ is about escapism. It’s about longing for a freedom for someone and taking away the pain they’re going through, it’s about taking a bullet for them. It’s about wanting to free the ones you love of pain, but we can’t – life’s pain is where we find growth. So the song has a lot wrapped up in it. People are feeling a lot of that these days.”

Forever is the third single released from Stereophonics’ new LP Oochya!’ released on 4th March. The album calls upon certain tones, feelings and themes that’ll resonate with fans young and old alike.  Kelly Jones explains: “It’s quite an emotional record. At times it’s very nostalgic. The whole album is melodic. You put it on and it’s one of those albums you don’t really want to turn off because it keeps going onto different styles and the songs hold your attention. It shows a lot of styles of the band”.

The release of Oochya!’ will also see Stereophonics return to the road for what’s sure to be another eagerly anticipated sold out UK Arena tour. Kicking off at Manchester Arena on 18th March 2022, the 11 date tour reaches The O2 London on 1st April and culminates at The Birmingham Resorts World Arena on 2nd April.

The band will also headline 2 nights at Cardiff’s 60,000 capacity Principality Stadium on 17th and 18th June with very special guests Tom Jones and Catfish & The Bottlemen.

With Oochya!, Kelly Jones continues to cement his place amongst the great British songwriters. Having now achieved 7 UK Number 1 albums, 10 top 10 albums, 23 Platinum Sales Awards, 8.5 million albums sold in the UK alone, 5 BRIT nominations and 1 BRIT Award win, Stereophonics stand as undeniable giants of British music.

‘Oochya!’ Tracklisting

  1. Hanging On Your Hinges
  2. Forever
  3. When You See it
  4. Do Ya Feel My Love?
  5. Right Place Right Time
  6. Close Enough To Drive Home
  7. Leave The Light On
  8. Running Round My Brain
  9. Every Dog Has Its Day
  10. You’re My Soul
  11. All I Have Is You
  12. Made A Mess Of Me
  13. Seen That Look Before
  14. Don’t Know What Ya Got
  15. Jack In A Box

All songs written by Kelly Jones. ‘Oochya!’ was produced by Kelly Jones with Jim Lowe and George Drakoulias and recorded at The Distillery, Wiltshire.

Stereophonics play the following live shows:

2022

Fri 18 Mar                     Manchester AO Arena

Sun 20 Mar                   Aberdeen P&J Live

Mon 21 Mar                 Glasgow The OVO Hydro

Wed 23 Mar                 Leeds First Direct Arena

Thu 24 Mar                   Newcastle Utilita Arena

Sat 26 Mar                   Brighton Centre

Sun 27 Mar                   Bournemouth IC

Tue 29 Mar                   Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

Wed 30 Mar                 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

Fri 01 Apr                      London The O2

Sat 02 Apr                    Birmingham Resorts World Arena

Fri 17 June                   Principality Stadium, Cardiff, UK

Sat 18 June                  Principality Stadium, Cardiff, UK

 

Tickets on sale now at  https://stereophonics.com/tour/