Kevin Rowland and Dexys are storming back to the states with the announcement of the US release of their new album, One Day I’m Going To Soar, in September 2013 via Slimstyle Records. Featuring the new sleek and shortened name (formerly Dexys Midnight Runners), this is their first release in almost three decades.
“I think I was in some ways a prisoner of my past,” say Rowland. “I didn’t just want to put out any old album, just for the sake of making an album. It had to be right.” Dexys Midnight Runners, who originally formed in 1978, began gaining popularity with their single “Geno” off their debut album Searching For The Young Soul Rebels in 1980. They later became an international phenomenon with the 1982 release of Too-Rye-Ay, which featured the #1 international classic “Come On Eileen.” With two additional Dexys albums, two solo albums and a series of successful UK tours, Rowland & Co. are opening the curtain to the second act of their career in grand style.
Initially released in the UK, the new album has already been hailed as a masterpiece. “One Day I’m Going To Soar is the soul album of the century”, declared Simon Price of The Independent. “A burning, vivid, typically candid record which defies the received logic that artists of that vintage can only impart placid wisdoms.” The album was co-produced by co-producers Mick Talbot and Pete Schweir and rose to #3 on BBC Music’s Top 25 Albums of 2012. The album’s first single “Incapable of Love” is witty and frank, while the captivating follow-up, “She’s Got A Wiggle,” showcases Rowland’s richly seasoned, yet smooth, voice. Other standouts include “Lost” (co-written with Blur’s Alex James) and the album-closing anthem “It’s Ok, John Joe.”
The video for “She’s Got A Wiggle” can be viewed HERE.
One Day I’m Going To Soar will be released in the US in September. It stands a testament to Rowland’s rare self-assurance and ardent commitment to painstaking artistry. One Day I’m Going To Soar is both a miraculous second act and the astonishing apex of a most brilliant career.