N.O.W., the brainchild of Brazilian bassist Alec Mendonça, will release its sophomore album, "Bohemian Kingdom", on March 22 via the British label Escape Music.
Three years in the making, the CD — which features additional contributions from Philip Bardowell on vocals, Jean Barros on keyboards, piano and vocals, and Juno Moraes on lead and rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar and mandolin — was mixed and mastered by Swedish musician and producer Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE). Andy Loos (LION’S SHARE, GLORY) played all bass on the album, which features backing vocals on three tracks by veteran Swedish hard rock singer Matti Alfonzetti (JAGGED EDGE, SKINTRADE, ROAD TO RUIN, RED WHITE & BLUES).
"Bohemian Kingdom" is described in a press release as "much darker and moodier" than its predecessor, 2010's "Force Of Nature". It includes the song "No One Can Feel It's Over", which was written about Alec's "very close friend" who died of leukemia at the tender age of 17.
"Bohemian Kingdom" track listing:
01. I'm Alive
02. I Feel Divine
03. Don't Go Now
04. Strong Enough
06. Tonight Is The Night
07. Bohemian Kingdom
08. Leon's Going Soft
09. Cassie's Dream
10. No One Can Feel It's Over
A snippet of the song "I'm Alive" can be streamed using the audio player below.
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