Three new EPs from Ringo
In an interview with George Varga for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Ringo Starr reveals that he has plans to release three EPs this year, one of which will be a country flavoured EP.
Ringo was interviewed ahead of his upcoming tour, which starts on May 19. In the interview, he talks, among other things, about why he has now stopped recording albums, but has switched to EPs.
“The good thing with an EP is that it looks like it’s a short journey,” he said. “And it gives me a chance to invite people I’ve never worked with, or worked with very seldom, and to use one of their songs. And I always write one, of course.
“Everyone was wearing masks, which we’re not now, and I thought: ‘OK, let’s make an EP.’ So, this year I’m going to be doing three EPs! We’ve done one and we’re very busy (doing) the next one now, and (former San Diego singer-songwriter) Linda Perry is on it.
“Then, just by chance T Bone Burnett sent me this beautiful country song. It didn’t fit with a rock EP, so I said: ‘OK, now we’ll do a country EP.’ It’s not like I plan everything. Life just happens and I have time right now.”