Robby Valentine Releases First Single From Upcoming Album The Alliance
Robby Valentine presents ‘Soldiers Of Light’, the first single of forthcoming album ‘The Alliance’
Album release show at P3, Purmerend on the 16th of June
In the early 90’s, Robby Valentine had a huge hit with his debut single, ‘Over And Over Again’. The untitled debut album earned him the Silver Harp award and a loyal following in Japan. After the release of his tenth studio album, ‘Bizarro World’ (2014), and the followingBizarro World-tour,it remained rather quiet.
Since then Valentine had been struggling with years of writers-block. In May 2016, Valentine was struck by a serious eye infection which resulted in 75% of vision loss, and doctors discovered he has an immune system disorder. Depression over his loss of vision was unavoidable, but in the end, this personal suffering put Robby back on the musical track he had been missing for so long. That journey has resulted in a completely self-recorded new album: ‘The Alliance’, which will be released June 16, 2018.
‘Soldiers of Light’ is the first single of ‘The Alliance’ and a perfect repesentation for this diverse rockalbum which brings listeners 10 songs which are very diverse but best can be characterized as – Stadium Rock
His latest obstinate endeavor, Soldiers of Light, has a common thread to predecessor album, 'Bizarro World'. Both albums are a wake-up call to stand for who you are and not to deny your true self to anyone, for any reason.
Robby says: “Soldiers of light is a modern variation to the fairytale Hansel & Gretel when it comes to meaning. -But then more focussed on how I perceive the music business. Musically I think it hasn’t been done much yet; a cross-over between Turkish beats and, heavy guitar-riffs.”
'The Alliance' will be released on the 16th of June 2018. Tradition-wise Robby celebrates his release a P3, Purmerend. He will perform a two hour show, together with his band members, where they will perform new material, but also songs from his earlier catalogue.