One of the most misunderstood hard rock bands to come out of the ’80s is returning with its first album in five years. WINGER — Kip Winger on vocals/bass, Reb Beach on guitar, John Roth on guitar and Rod Morgenstein on drums — will release “Better Days Comin'” in North America on April 22 via Frontiers Records. The effort is available for pre-order on Amazon.com in a standard and deluxe configuration. The deluxe edition comes in a glossy digipak and includes the bonus track “Another Beautiful Day” and a DVD including a “Making Of The Album” documentary as well as videos for the first single “Rat Race” and title track, “Better Days Comin'”. An iTunes pre-order will be available soon.
WINGER has always been known for its incredible musicianship and the trend continues on “Better Days Comin'”.
“On ‘Better Days Comin”, we drew from our past to elaborate on our future,” explains Kip Winger.
“The band is stronger than ever and very excited about the music on this record. We feel this album exemplifies the true sound of the band in every way.”
From the opening riff of album opener “Midnight Driver Of A Love Machine” to the final outro lick of “Out Of This World”, it is clear WINGER is back and better than ever. Hard-rocking songs like “Queen Babylon”, progressive-rock movements like “Tin Soldier”, and touching ballads like “Ever Wonder” show the band’s diversity while always centering on great songs.
The debut single from “Better Days Comin'” is the adrenaline-fueled rocker “Rat Race” that showcases some of the band’s best work of its 25-year career.
“Better Days Comin'” track listing:
01. Midnight Driver of a Love Machine
02. Queen Babylon
03. Rat Race
04. Better Days Comin’
05. Tin Soldier
06. Ever Wonder
07. So Long China
08. Storm In Me
09. Be Who You Are, Now
10. Another Beautiful Day (deluxe edition bonus track)
11. Out Of This World
WINGER formed in the late 1980s and soared to immediate success with its 1988 self-titled release. The album spawned the hit singles “Seventeen” and “Headed For A Heartbreak” and achieved platinum sales status. “Winger” also stayed on The Billboard 200 chart for over 60 weeks where it peaked at #21. Their next album, “In The Heart Of The Young”, also achieved platinum status behind the singles “Can’t Get Enuff” and “Miles Away”. The change in musical climate of the mid-’90s, compounded with unprovoked ridicule on MTV‘s popular “Beavis And Butt-Head” show, led the band to go on hiatus in 1994. In 2001, WINGER reunited and has not looked back since.