Vandenberg's Moonkings about to release acoustic album
Vandenberg's Moonkings will release their new album Rugged and Unplugged on Nov. 2nd 2018.
This is what Adrian Vandenberg had to say about the upcoming release:
“For me, the sign of whether a song is good or not, is whether it still stands up when it's completely stripped down to the bare essence of it,” says Vandenberg. He continues, “What I find with acoustic versions of songs you already know, is that they can touch you in a different way than the full band and even orchestral versions. You don't get 'impressed' by big guitars, drums and even orchestras. As a performer you can't hide behind all that, so what's left is the emotional content of the performance and the actual song.”
Talking about Vandenberg's stripped down classic rock hit Burning Heart Adrian continues: “my favourite singers ever since my early teens have always been guys like Paul Rodgers and David Coverdale. Since I wrote this song in 1981, I've always pictured it sung by a singer with such a 'brown', resonant and expressive tone of voice and vocal abilities. Jan is absolutely a singer with those qualities as anybody can hear.”
Adrian also talks about the instrumental closing song Sundown. “It was one of those beautiful early evenings in the late summer, the light turning pink, it was quiet and I was doodling away on my acoustic guitar. The melody that pretty much rolled off of my fingers really matched the vibe of that moment so I decided to record it and end the album with it. It felt like a very natural thing to do.”