Paul Rodgers, the legendary voice of Bad Company and Free - not to mention fronting Queen for a time - is back with the remarkable return-to-form album, Midnight Rose.
Any new music from Paul Rodgers is something to celebrate as it doesn’t come often enough these days, and Midnight Rose marks a significant milestone as it's his first collection of original music in over a decade. In this new chapter, Rodgers again showcases his quintessential larger-than-life vocals, reaffirming his status as one of Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. The album is a tour de force of original, fresh tracks, including standout rockers like "Living It Up," "Take Love," and "Photo Shooter."
Midnight Rose serves as both a celebration of his storied career and a hopeful glimpse into the future. The eight-track offering continues to build on Rodgers' career songwriting prowess, as he wrote all the songs himself except for "Living It Up," co-written with his band's bassist Todd Ronning and drummer Rick Fedyk.
The album was produced with precision by Bob Rock and Cynthia Rodgers, with the recording process unfolding over the course of 18 months, taking place at Roper Recording and The Warehouse. The album's unique artwork is a labor of love, a collaborative effort between Rodgers and his partner of 26 years, Cynthia.
Rodgers himself provides insight into the genesis of project, saying, "My new album Midnight Rose grew from sparks of ideas I had. The sparks developed into a raging fire when the band and everyone involved brought their absolute 'A' game. I think it is my best album to date, I like it. I hope you do too."
Midnight Rose is more evidence of the enduring talent of Paul Rodgers, a rock and roll luminary whose iconic voice and famous songs continue to bring joy to audiences everywhere.