Ringo’s new song
Ringo Starr has announced the release of his third EP, the first one this year. Also one of the songs – World Go Round – has hit YouTube and streaming media providers. The EP also features three more brand-new tracks and Ringo has been working with longtime collaborators Steve Lukather, Linda Perry, Dave Koz, José Antonio Rodriguez, and Bruce Sugar. The release date is 16 September 2022. The EP will be available as a CD as well as in various digital formats, and a bit later as a 10 inch vinyl record and on cassette.
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1. World Go Round (4:11)
2. Everyone and Everything (2:49)
3. Let’s Be Friends (4:14)
4. Free Your Soul (feat. Dave Koz & José Antonio Rodríguez) (5:28)
The single is great and has a Time Takes Time vibe.
Sorry but this song is trash – these EPs have been robo-Ringo autotune and the music is as a vanilla as grocery store elevator music. This song structure/tone/vibe has been done MANY time over (see EP1 & EP2). I jumped off the Ringo studio train after his last full-length album in 2019. These EP’s are financial ploys to charger $20 for an LP of 4 songs instead 10-12. He can record albums in stages (like an EP) but maybe should hold off til he has the an LP amount. These songs just seem to be AI Ringo on auto-pilot. Please make up with Mark Hudson or get a real producer instead of the button pusher at the console; Bruce Sugar.
I don’t hear any autotune. I only paid $11.29 for Change the World. But that was $18.32 after shipping and tax. Times are tougher now than in August though. I may have to hold out and hope for a full length-er.
Total crap, give it up Ringo!
Even more autotuned Ringo…just what we needed
Once again, Ringo doing the same type of song over and over again. But if it makes him happy, that’s what matters, and nevertheless it is a new song from one of our idols.
I can’t really put my finger on why I find this soooo boring. Is it because it sounds like so many other Ringo songs? Is it because the production is bland, generic rock? Is it the uninspired vocals/lyrics/arrangement? I’m wondering in what era I would have thought this was great – maybe in the early 70s?
I actually think, at this stage in his career, the best thing Ringo could do would be another “Sentimental Journey” type album, or maybe another “Beaucoups Of Blues”, just anything other than this dreadful restaurant music.
… and don’t get me started on that artwork…..
Oh we’ve always supported the idea of another country album from Ringo, in collaboration with the Nashville musicians and songwriters. It suited him well!