If you’re interested in learning more about Rick Springfield’s new album with Russell Morris, “Jack Chrome and the Darkness Waltz,” which celebrates Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Ambition Music Group has put together a playlist of songs videos and interviews.
There’s another RS interview on the album, on ABC Radio Melbourne (click here to listen) where you learn more about his wife’s popular tacos, his new car and memories from Australia, and an interview with Studio 10 in Australia.
Russell Morris also posted about the new album reaching #1 on Australia’s Jazz & Blues charts, #34 on the overall national charts, #14 on iTunes and #6 on the Australian national charts. Good job, mates! See his post here.
In other news, RS and the band had a concert in Redondo Beach last night and “Living in Oz” was on the playlist! It’s so fun to hear some of the older songs live again!
“Jack Chrome and the Darkness Waltz,” a project by Rick Springfield and Russell Morris, came out today and although at this time it looks like you can only order the album from Australia, it’s available to stream here.
I listened to the album tonight and the music is INCREDIBLE. The album celebrates Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and is definitely dark (think RS’s “The Snake King” from 2018) but I really enjoyed the music. I listened to it about 10 p.m. outside on the patio with a glass of wine and couldn’t help dancing to most of it. (And I realized how much I missed concerts and wanted to be back in an audience enjoying live music with others.)
Since I’ve only listened once so far, I missed a lot of the lyrics, but the music really grabbed me. Songs I especially enjoyed on this first listen were “We Are the Dead,” “Tonight We’ll Be Kings” and “50mg of Hope.” I imagined it as an animated film celebrating the holiday, which is a celebration of life and death. It would be interesting to hear how those who celebrate the holiday feel about the album, as I don’t know much about the holiday.
Enough on my thoughts about the album – go listen to it yourself and see what you think!
Posted this morning on the Ambition Music Group Facebook page:
A video for one of the songs on “Jack Chrome ad the Darkness Waltz,” from The Morris Springfield Project. (Rick Springfield and Russell Morris): ‘Godforsaken World.’
Here’s what it says about the song on the Facebook post:
Warning: You may need a shot of “Rocket Science”* afterward to go about your day.
“The first song I wrote for the album and I poured all my darkness into it. It talks a bit about the plague we’ve been through. I look at all that’s going on in the world and I wonder, “Where’s God?” I see where evil is, but where’s God?” Rick
Other videos released so far:
The Darkness Waltz
The album is scheduled to come out tomorrow (Oct. 15), but I’m not clear how to get it in the U.S. Does anyone know?
* ‘Rocket Science’ is consideredto be Rick Springfield’s happiest album.