CITY OF LIGHTS ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM
'BEFORE THE SUN SETS' TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 11, 2022
FIRST SINGLE & VIDEO 'HEART'S ON FIRE' OUT NOW
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of "Before The Sun Sets", the upcoming debut album from City Of Lights on February 11, 2022. City Of Lights is an exciting new melodic hard rock collaboration between British newcomer songwriter/guitarist Neil Austin and Greek vocal sensation Manos Fatsis (Odyssey Desperado, Hideaway). They deliver hard-edged melodic anthems driven by crunchy riffs and lush keyboard textures combined with soaring, passion-filled vocal melodies.The debut single and video, 'Heart's On Fire' is out now.
Watch the video HERE: https://youtu.be/z_o7dyT_tpM
Pre-order/save "Before The Sun Sets" HERE: https://orcd.co/cityoflights
City Of Lights was born when Austin, armed with a collection of songs inspired by the classic hard rock sounds of the '80s and the new wave of current AOR bands, began the search for a vocalist who possessed the tone, range and emotion to take the songs to the next level. After hearing Fatsis' work on Odyssey Desperado's "Don't Miss The Sunset" and Hideaway's self-titled debut, he knew he had found the right man. The two connected via Facebook and together began working on honing the songs to perfection. When the time came to find a rhythm section, Austin reached out to members of his favourite band, brothers Robin (bass) and Mats (drums) Eriksson from modern Swedish melodic rock monsters degreed and after hearing the demos, both agreed to contribute to the album.
Guest guitar soloists Nathan Doyle, Daniel Johansson (degreed), Christoffer Borg (Taste/ex-Art Nation), and Mike Kyriakou join in on the fun and the album also features appearances from Creye's Joel Selfors (piano) and degreed/Paralydium's Mikael Blanc (keyboards).
Mixed and mastered by AOR producer extraordinaire Erik Gavfelin Wiss (Creye, Cruzh, Cap Outrun).
1. Racing On The Redline
2. Heart's On Fire
4. Heat Of The Night
5. Dying Light
6. Give Me Back My Heart
7. Put Your Heart On The Line
8. Snake Eyes
10. Midnight Club
11. How To Love
12. Before The Sun Sets
Manos Fatsis: Lead Vocals
Neil Austin: Rhythm Guitar, Backing Choirs, Programming
Robin Eriksson: Bass, Harmony Vocals
Nathan Doyle - Racing On The Redline, Heart's On Fire, Heat Of The Night, Dying Light, Midnight Club
Daniel Johansson - Give Me Back My Heart, Snake Eyes, Before The Sun Sets
Jonathan Carlemar - Snake Eyes, Joanna
Mike Kyriakou (Kyre) - Emily
Matt Farmer - Snake Eyes
Mikael Blanc - Before The Sun Sets
Joel Selsfors - How To Love