KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band, has released another new song and music video for their song “Jets Overhead” taken from the band’s highly anticipated new studio album “The Absence of Presence” out June 26, 2020 through Inside Out Music. Fans can listen and watch the music video below.
“Jets Overhead” has become one of my favorite songs on the album”, says KANSAS Guitarist Zak Rizvi, who wrote the music for the song. “Tom Brislin wrote some fantastic lyrics, David Ragsdale’s violin solo is absolutely smoking, and Ronnie Platt nailed the vocals.”
“Jets Overhead” follows the release of “Memories Down the Line”, which was released on May 15 and the music video for “Throwing Mountains”, which debuted on April.
Billboard.com first announced the new album during an exclusive interview with KANSAS drummer and “The Absence Of Presence” co-producer Phil Ehart.
“The Absence Of Presence” follows-up 2016’s “The Prelude Implicit”, which debuted at No. 14 on Billboard‘s Top 200 Albums chart. It features nine all-new tracks written by the band, produced by Zak Rizvi, and co-produced by Phil Ehart and Richard Williams.
“We are really excited for our fans to be able to get a taste of what is to come from ‘The Absence Of Presence’,” says Platt. “I think people will really be surprised by the album. ‘The Absence Of Presence’ shows the band firing on all cylinders.”
“We are really proud of the album ‘The Absence Of Presence’,” comments KANSAS guitarist, producer, and songwriter Zak Rizvi. “Making a new KANSAS album sets a very high musical standard that is expected from our fans. From rockers, to progressive epics, to ballads, there is something on this recording for everybody.”
KANSAS has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust In The Wind” to the progressive epic “Song For America”.
The album will be available on CD, Double LP 180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition Deluxe CD + 5.1 Blu-Ray Artbook, and digitally on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and all other streaming services. To pre-order “The Absence of Presence”, visit: www.kansasmerch.com
“The Absence of Presence” Track-listing
1. The Absence of Presence
2. Throwing Mountains
3. Jets Overhead
4. Propulsion 1
5. Memories Down the Line
6. Circus of Illusion
7. Animals on the Roof
9. The Song the River Sang