Irish rockers THE ANSWER will release a new EP, “Rise”, named after their previously unreleased track, on July 2 via their own The Answer Productions label. The EP will consist of a new 2012 radio edit mix of “Rise”, an extended full-length version, a very special acoustic/orchestral version and a brand new mix of another rockin’ gem called “Lost”.
Commented the band, “[‘Rise’] is different to anything you may have heard from us in the past and we love it! To mark the occasion we’ll be playing a special one-off performance of the ‘Rise’ album from start to finish in Belfast’s Empire Music Hall on July 5.”
In other news, THE ANSWER will perform a special concert at Belfast’s The Ulster Hall as part of the BBC televised 150th anniversary celebration of the legendary venue. The band says, “This show is a massive event in our native Ulster and we’re incredibly thrilled to be able to announce that on May 22nd, we will be performing our much requested song ‘Rise’ in a special arrangement with the Ulster Orchestra. We’ve played a few momentous gigs in Northern Ireland’s most famous venue before, but this one will be unlike anything you’ve seen us do before. It will be a truly spectacular experience performing with one of the finest symphony orchestras in the world and to also finally get to perform a song that we have loved but never released — until now, that is.”
“Rise” EP track listing:
01. Rise (radio edit)
02. Lost (2012 mix)
03. Rise (full version)
04. Rise (acoustic / orchestral version)