By SDCN Editor
Los Angeles, CA–Ringo Starr and UMe announced the release of EP3 featuring four brand new tracks from Starr, to be released next month.
These four new tracks were all recorded at Starr’s Roccabella West studio just as he did for his “Change The World” and “Zoom In EPs, featuring longtime collaborators Steve Lukather, Linda Perry, Dave Koz, José Antonio Rodriguez, and Bruce Sugar. Ringo’s instantly recognizable vocals, feel-good lyrics, easy-breezy melodies, and frequent and new collaborators created songs that span the spectrum of pop, country, reggae, and rock and roll. EP3 will be available on September 16 digitally and on CD, on 10” vinyl, and as a limited edition translucent royal blue cassette on November 18.
“I am in my studio writing and recording every chance I get. It’s what I have always done and will continue to do, and releasing EPs more frequently allows me to continue to be creative and give each song a little more love.” – Ringo
Other tracks in the EP3 include “Everyone and Everything,” “Let’s Be Friends,” and “Free Your Soul” (featuring Dave Koz and José Antonio Rodriguez).
The upbeat rocker “World Go Round,“ written by Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams, continues to spread Ringo’s positive message of hope and togetherness. The track features Ringo on vocals, drums, and percussion, Steve Lukather on guitar, Joseph Williams on keyboards, with background vocals provided by Joseph Willams, Billy Valentine, Zelma Davis, and Maiya Sykes.
Written by Linda Perry, “Everyone and Everything,” captures the classic Ringo Starr sound and features Ringo on vocals, drums, and percussion along with Linda Perry on guitar and percussion. Billy Mohler lays down bass and guitar, Damon Fox provides melotron, piano, and wurly, with all background vocals by Linda Perry, Billy Valentine, Zelma Davis, and Maiya Sykes.
Featuring an infectious dance groove, “Let’s Be Friends“ was written by Starr’s longtime engineer Bruce Sugar along with Sam Hollander, with Ringo Starr handling vocal and drum duties, Nathan East on bass, Steve Lukather playing guitar, Bruce Sugar on keyboards, percussion and horn arrangement, handclaps and percussion by Sam Hollander, and Billy Valentine, Zelma Davis and Maiya Sykes on background vocals.
Written by Ringo Starr and Bruce Sugar, the soothing, rhythmic sound of “Free Your Soul” transports the listener to an island beach on a clear warm night under a full moon. With Ringo on vocals, drums, and handclaps, the song also features Dave Koz on tenor sax and José Antonio Rodriguez on nylon guitar, Nathan East on bass, Bruce Sugar on keyboards, percussion, and horn arrangement, and Billy Valentine, Zelma Davis and Maiya Sykes providing backing vocals.