RICK SPRINGFIELD
‘The Snake King’
album out now
(Frontiers)
 
Blues driven record has been compared to
Tom Petty, Joe Bonamassa, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan
 
includes the brand new single
‘In The Land Of The Blind’

 
“Springfield’s blues rock digression strikes a great balance
within the genre and doesn’t dent his credentials as an
excellent guitarist and insightful lyricist” 
CLASSIC ROCK
 
“It allows the singer-songwriter to explore his grittier side,
with satisfying results
PLANET ROCK
 
“Underneath the fantastically hummable hooks is one of
rock’s best and most underrated lyricists and artists.
POWERPLAY
“‘The Snake King’ sees a true classic rock star releasing
a blues crossover album and it works spectacularly well.” 
ROCK SOCIETY

Rick Springfield’s resumé as a successful musician and actor has been well documented down the years. 

‘The Snake King’ is most definitely NOT the album that most people have been expecting from him, as, 

not for the first time in his career, Springfield has thrown a curveball that will simultaneously surprise

and delight his loyal fans with a record that finds him travelling down a dusty dirt road to explore his blues

muse. Songs such as ‘In The Land Of The Blind’ (released as a single), ‘Little Demon’ and epic album

closer ‘Orpheus In The Underworld’ demonstrate the blues driven journey that he has undertaken.

Of the many delights on this album, his underrated guitar playing really shines here, perhaps more so

than on any other record in his storied catalogue. As for the lyrics? These are possibly not what would

be expected either, but we’ll leave it up to you the listener to interpret what is being relayed here.

For all his accomplishments as an actor and best-selling author, Rick Springfield’s first love has always

been music, ever since he first picked up a guitar at the age of 12 in his native Australia.

With over 25 million albums sold, 17 U.S. Top 40 hits (‘Don’t Talk to Strangers’, ‘An Affair of the Heart’, 

‘I’ve Done Everything for You’, ‘Love Somebody’, ‘Human Touch’ and many more), as well as a Grammy

for Best Male Rock Vocal for his No. 1 US hit single ‘Jessie’s Girl’ behind him, Springfield really has

something to say with his latest release, the blues laden ‘The Snake King’.

Still playing numerous live shows every year, Springfield’s unique bond with his audience was the 

subject of the 2012 documentary ‘An Affair of the Heart’, which won special jury awards at both the

Nashville and Florida Film Festivals. He was also a featured guest in Dave Grohl’s 2013 documentary

‘Sound City’ (about the fabled LA recording studio) and wrote and recorded a song with the Foo Fighters

frontman. Recent acting assignments have seen him appear in Jonathan Demme’s ‘Ricki & The Flash’

(also starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline), plus a multi episode arc in season two of the HBO series

‘True Detective’ (with Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn).

Springfield’s 2010 autobiography, ‘Late, Late at Night…A Memoir’, (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone) made 

the New York Times best-seller list, with Rolling Stone naming it one of the Top 25 rock autobiographies

of all time.

 


RICK SPRINGFIELD : photo credit Jay Gilbert

rickspringfield.com

 

ABOUT FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL 

Originally founded in Naples, Italy in 1996 by Serafino Perugino as a distribution company, Frontiers has 

developed into one of the premiere independent rock labels in the world. Synonymous with quality music

across a broad rock spectrum, the company has worked with the likes of genre heavyweights such as 

DEF LEPPARD, WHITESNAKE, JOURNEY, YES, ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA, RICK SPRINGFIELD,

STRYPER, WINGER, MR. BIG, NIGHT RANGER and many more. Aside from providing a home for classic

artists from the 70’s and 80’s, Frontiers also boasts a wealth of young, upcoming talent that, with a savvy 

and forward thinking A&R and marketing approach, will be developed into the future of rock ‘n roll.

With millions of records sold and multiple Top 10 album chart entries around the world, the label has

also expanded with offices in the USA (Nashville) and UK (London). With a deep commitment to and

passion for THE MUSIC and the artists who create it and with massive global distribution, sales and

marketing channels, Frontiers is the premiere home for both established and emerging rock artists.

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