One Shot Ronnie Atkins
- 3One Shot05:26
- 5Frequency of Love03:19
- 6Before the Rise of an Empire03:29
- 7Miles Away04:29
- 8Picture Yourself04:12
- 9I Prophesize03:30
- 10One by One03:45
- 11When Dreams Are Not Enough04:12
Info zu One Shot
Trotz sorgenvoller Krebsdiagnose, oder gerade deshalb, entschließt sich Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) zu einem Solo-Album, das ihn überzeugend mehr Crooner als Shouter sein lässt.
Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) startet 2021 mit seinem ersten Solo-Album, nach vielen Jahren erfolgreicher Alben mit seiner Stammband, ist der Sound auch Solo nicht weit davon entfernt. Die Presse sieht diesem Album aber sehr interessiert entgegen und wird sich sehr positiv äußern.
Zur Unterstützung holte er seinen Pretty Maids-Kollegen Chris Laney ins Boot, der dem Projekt als Produzent und Keyboarder seinen Stemple mit aufdrückt. Gemischt wurde das Album von Jacob Hansen (Judas Priest, Volbeat), außerdem werden unter anderem die Ex-Pretty Maids-Musiker Allan Sorensen und Morten Sandager sowie der Ex-Europe-Gitarrist Kee Marcello, Oliver Hartmann (Avantasia), Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall) und Björn Strid (The Night Flight Orchestra, Soilwork) als Unterstützung zu hören sein.
Ronnie Atkins (Pretty Maids) startet 2021 mit seinem ersten Solo-Album. Nach vielen Jahren erfolgreicher Alben mit seiner Stammband, wird der Sound auch solo nicht weit davon entfernt sein.
Die Presse sieht diesem Album aber sehr interessiert entgegen und wird sich sehr positiv äußern. Zur Unterstützung holte er seinen Pretty-Maids-Kollegen Chris Laney ins Boot, der dem Projekt als Produzent und Keyboarder seinen Stempel mit aufdrückt. Gemischt wurde das Album von Jacob Hansen (Judas Priest, Volbeat), außerdem werden unter anderem die Ex-Pretty-Maids-Musiker Allan Sorensen und Morten Sandager sowie der Ex-Europe-Gitarrist Kee Marcello, Oliver Hartmann (Avantasia), Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall) und Björn Strid (The Night Flight Orchestra, Soilwork) als Unterstützung zu hören sein.
Ronnie Atkins, lead and backing vocals
Chris Laney, rhythm guitars, keyboards and backing vocals
Allan Sørensen, drums
Morten Sandager, keyboards
Pontus Egberg, bass
Anders Ringman, acoustic guitars
Pontus Norgren, lead guitars/solos
Kee Marcello, lead guitars/solos
Olliver Hartmann, lead guitars/solos
John Berg, lead guitars/solos
Chris Laney, lead guitars/solos
Chris Laney, backing vocals
Linnea Vikström Egg, backing vocals
Olliver Hartmann, backing vocals
Björn Strid, backing vocals
vocalist of Horsens, Denmark-based hard rock / heavy metal band Pretty Maids, has made the track ‘Scorpio’ available for streaming via YouTube, which can be accessed below.
Ronnie Atkins issues debut full-length solo studio album One Shot on March 12th, 2021 through Frontiers Music Srl. The outing can be pre-ordered here.
“To be honest, I initially had no intention to do a solo album to begin with, but for various reasons and in particularly my own personal health situation I finally decided to have a crack at it,” said Atkins. “Around Easter 2020 and only some six weeks after I was told that everything seemingly looked very positive for my health, I was unfortunately diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and told it was incurable, which was devastating news for me. Needless to say, that was a total game changer and I went into kind of a panic situation for a while! But when the dust had settled, I realised there were two ways to approach the situation. I could sit down, accept the facts, and feel pity for myself or I could pull myself up, set some goals, pursue my dreams, and carry on living! And with fantastic back up from my family and true friends, I went for the latter!”
With the global pandemic shutting down touring for the foreseeable future, Atkins knew a tour promoting the latest Pretty Maids album, Undress Your Madness (2019), was not going to be on the cards anytime soon. Suddenly, the timing for working on a new solo album seemed to have presented itself.
“Well, I couldn’t change the facts by any means,” continued the singer. “The whole world was on a lockdown and the future prospects of concerts were very uncertain and still is to this day! Basically, that meant that if I was gonna carry out the idea of a solo album, it had to be now since I don’t necessarily have all the time in the world. I had all these ideas recorded on my iPhone that I felt were too good to never see the light of day and I was writing a lot at the time to help ease my frustrations.”
Ronnie’s next step was to connect with producer and Pretty Maids band mate Chris Laney to begin the work of putting the ideas together into songs.
“Not being able to handle the recordings myself since I’m old school and a complete idiot when it comes to IT, Pro Tools, etc. I hooked up with my Pretty Maids friend and firesoul Chris Laney, who literally cheered me up and convinced me to go ahead with it,” he revealed. “So, I decided to get moving and literally recorded my ideas on either piano or guitar and with a mellotron click to keep the beat and the accompanying vocal. Then I would send these along to Chris, who did the instrumentation in Stockholm and would then send back demos to me. Then, I recorded the vocals first, which is totally the opposite of what you’d normally do, but based on the uncertainty of my health situation, I wanted to get them down. After that we did the basic tracks, drums, guitars, keys, backing vocals, etc. Odd way of doing it, for me at least, but it worked. And so, this procedure slowly moved on during the summer and finally turned into an album of 12 new songs.
“I wouldn’t have been able to carry out this project without the enthusiasm of Chris, who has been my constant partner in this project from day one. On top of that, I had the pleasure of working with a variety of great musicians/singers such as Pontus Norgren, Kee Marcello, Olliver Hartmann, Pontus Egberg, Linnea Vickström Egg, Björn Strid, and at last, but not at least, my Pretty Maids relatives Allan Sørensen and Morten Sandager.
“Musically and lyrically this album has been a different process for me, considering everything going on. Musically, it could have gone in various directions. It’s always a question of what you want it to be. A good song is a good song, so it’s really a matter of how it is packaged. But I decided to make it appeal to the fans, the supporters who’ve been following me for almost 40 years, so this is basically a melodic rock album with a heavy twist. Lyrically, it also has a different approach. I found it hard to write about sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll, etc. due to the situation I’m wrapped up in, so I guess it turned out a bit more personal and maybe melancholic at times. But it reflects my thoughts at the given time these lyrics were written.”
One Shot was produced by Chris Laney, while mixing duties fell to Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark.
Dieses Album enthält kein Booklet