PERFECT PLAN’s Front-man KENT HILLI Announces New Covers EP

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Hot on the heels of the release of his well received debut solo album, “The Rumble”, Perfect Plan‘s frontman Kent Hilli has announced the release of a new covers EP, “Vital 4” on September 3, 2021. As with his debut, Kent once again teams up with producer Michael Palace to offer his take on songs by Joe Lynn Turner, Michael Bolton, Signal, and Europe.

Today, fans can hear his cover of ‘Arms Of A Stranger’ by Signal with the release of the single and lyric video. Watch the video below

Pre-order/save “Vital 4”, a digital only release, HERE.

“Vital 4” track-listing:

1. Losing You (Joe Lynn Turner cover)
2. Can’t Turn It Off (Michael Bolton cover)
3. Arms Of A Stranger (Signal cover)
4. More Than Meets The Eye (Europe cover)

“I chose these four songs because they are among my top 10 songs of all time and these singers are on my top 10 list of the best Melodic Rock/AOR singers of all time. I have always wanted to cover these songs and I enjoyed every second doing them with my buddy Mike [Palace]…listen to his guitar playing on these songs, wow!”Kent Hilli

“Vital 4” follows Hilli’s debut solo album “The Rumble”, which was released on June 18, 2021. To craft the album, Kent joined forces with Mike Palace, who has produced the album. This musical partnership has turned out to be a “match made in heaven”. Mike is an amazing talent and together with Kent they have developed an incredible chemistry that really caught the sound Kent was envisioning for the album.

Kent wrote all the songs on the album himself, except for four songs which are co-written. One song is co-written with Palace, two songs with Alessandro Del Vecchio and Pete Alpenborg, and one song is co-written with Kent‘s talented sister Tina. The album resounds with the inspiration and influences from Kent‘s idols like Giant, Foreigner, Survivor, Whitesnake, and Europe, to name a few. That musical style is built in Kent‘s DNA by now. The legendary voices of Lou Gramm, Jimi Jamison, Dann Huff, David Coverdale, Joe Lynn Turner, and Joey Tempest are Kent‘s true inspirations and have influenced his vocal style. But anyone following along knows that Kent is very much his own singer and one of the finest to emerge in the melodic rock scene in quite some time.

Kent’s career in music started later in life than your average musician, at the beginning of ’00s after he decided to quit his career as a football player. While he started singing with a cover band in 2001, it was not until 2014 – when he started to write his own songs and playing with PERFECT PLAN – that he started to take a career in music more seriously. In 2017, when PERFECT PLAN completed their debut album “All Rise”, the band got a deal with the Frontiers . Upon the release of their first single “In And Out Of Love”, suddenly Kent’s astounding vocal abilities were known to an international audience and no longer a secret. Since that debut single, he has released two albums (“All Rise” – 2018, “Time For A Miracle” – 2020) and one covers EP (“Jukebox Heroes” – 2019). He also participated on RESTLESS SPIRITS self-titled debut album, a melodic rock project masterminded by Tony Hernando (LORDS OF BLACK), where he was showcased alongside great artists and singers like Deen Castronovo (REVOLUTION SAINTS, ex-JOURNEY), Johnny Gioeli (HARDLINE), and Alessandro Del Vecchio (HARDLINE, JORN), among others.

Line-up:

  • Kent Hilli / Lead vocals and backing vocals
  • Michael Palace / All instrumentation and backing vocals

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