Frontiers Records has set an August 28 release date (four days earlier in Europe) for the new HESS album entitled “Living In Yesterday”.
Best known for spending 17 years as frontman of HAREM SCAREM, one of the best-known and respected melodic hard rock bands to come out of Canada, Harry Hess has been redesigning his career as music producer and songwriter.
After HAREM SCAREM‘s decision to stop recording albums, the next natural step for Harry was to start working on a solo CD, which he has been expertly crafting little by little in his Toronto studio.
The songs on “Living In Yesterday” are the result of Hess‘ travels around the globe over the last few years, with stops in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Brussels, Nashville and Germany.
With this CD, Harry intends to go back to certain sounds and atmospheres leaning more towards melodic rock music. “This record is more a continuation of where I left off with HAREM SCAREM,” says Harry. “I am a rock singer and it’s really hard for me to open up my mouth and sound right doing any other style of music so I really embrace that now and build the production around my vocal style.”
The musicians featured on the album include Harry‘s former bandmates Pete Lesperance, Creighton Doane and Darren Smith, Tommy Denander, Marcie Free (UNRULY CHILD), Howie Simon (JEFF SCOTT SOTO) and Magnus Karlsson (PRIMAL FEAR), among others.
“This whole record was built on the co-writes and on the collaborations I have been doing all around the world the past three years,” continues Harry. “There were some great writers involved and it was fun to try new things but still make it work with what I do.”
“Living In Yesterday” is a superb slice of melodic rock which features a monster vocal performance from Harry, fabulous songwriting and a crisp production.
“I’ve never a big fan of my own work, but there are few songs on this record that I feel are some of my best to date,” concludes Harry.
“Living In Yesterday” track listing:
01. Living In Yesterday
02. Reach For You
03. It’s Over
04. Don’t Leave Me
05. What If
06. Nothing Lasts Forever
07. Falling Down
08. I Live For You
09. I Don’t Wanna Want You
10. Where To Run