King King has announced its fifth studio album, Maverick. The new record is slated to be released on October 16 via Channel 9 Music, which is King King’s new independent label. The album features 10 tracks and will be available on CD, vinyl, and other different bundle packages.
Maverick is the followup to 2017’s Exile and Grace, which was voted #2 on Blues Rock Review’s Top 20 Albums of 2017. Maverick features a new lineup joining Stevie Nimmo (guitar), Jonny Dyke (organ/piano), Zander Greenshields (bass), and Andrew Scott (drums) joining frontman Alan Nimmo. The record is produced by Nimmo and was mixed and engineered by Liam McCluskey in Glasgow at Morsecode Studios.
“Recording the new album with the new line-up has been a whole lot of fun and very interesting,” says Alan Nimmo. “It’s great watching the guys using the great talent they have bringing the songs to life.”
This album was co-written by all the members of the band and the arrangements were co-written by Nimmo and Jonny Dyke. “I value contributions from all of the guys in the making of new music. Johnny and I found a great rhythm working together, says Nimmo. “We just got our heads down and made sure that the songs were arranged in the best way possible.”
Alan Nimmo also shared how this album is different, “Maverick is an album that I chose to write with complete freedom,”says Nimmo. “Musically, it’s more mature and more complex than our previous records, but it also has the simplicity of an album that just has great catchy songs that people will want to sing along with. The essence of King King is still there and always will be. We hope the energy, fun and passion is evident throughout!”
On why the name Maverick, Nimmo says, “I named the album Maverick at a time when it was risky to do so. I made some bold moves and changes from band members to behind-the-scenes stuff. I guess that’s who I am. I’m a risk-taker!”
Never Give In
Fire In My Soul
Whatever It Takes To Survive
I Will Not Fall
By Your Side
Everything Will Be Alright
When My Winter Comes
End Of The Line