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Listen to The Flower Kings' punchy new track Wicked Old Symphony

The Flower Kings
The Flower Kings (Image credit: Johnny Taxen)

The Flower Kings (opens in new tab) have released a stream of their new single Wicked Old Symphony.

It’s the latest song taken from the band’s upcoming studio album Waiting For Miracles, which will launch on November 8 through InsideOut Music.

The Flower Kings previously shared the track Miracles For America (opens in new tab) and Black Flag (opens in new tab) from the record.

The 15 tracks were recorded over the summer at RMV studio in Stockholm, Sweden – the vintage studio owned by ABBA’s Benny Andersson.

Vocalist and guitarist Roine Stolt said: “We have gone back to the joyful and playful style that made the band famous in the late 90s. So here ‘more’ is always ‘more’! 

“At time the lyrics have a bit of a serious concern about the state of our world, but overall the theme is full of joy and colour.”

Stolt is joined in the lineup by Jonas Reingold, Hasse Fröberg, Zach Kamins and Mirko DeMaio, who are said to have created “an adventurous collection of pure prog-rock” with “boat-loads of vintage keyboards, odd time signatures and long guitar solos – with elements of pop, symphonic and cinematic music.”

The Flower Kings will head out on tour across Europe throughout December with Iamthemorning (opens in new tab) and Rikard Sjöblom.

Kayak, who were originally named as support, were forced to take a step back after Ton Scherpenzeel suffered a heart attack (opens in new tab).

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The Flower Kings: Waiting For Miracles (opens in new tab)
The Flower Kings will release Waiting For Miracles - the follow-up to 2013’s Desolation Rose - in November through InsideOut Music. The record will feature the lead single Black Flag.

The Flower Kings: Waiting For Miracles

Disc 1
1. House Of Cards
2. Black Flag
3. Miracles For America
4. Vertigo
5. The Bridge
6. Ascending To The Stars
7. Wicked Old Symphony
8. The Rebel Circus
9. Sleep With The Enemy
10. The Crowning Of Greed

Disc 2
1. House Of Cards Reprise
2. Spirals
3. Steampunk
4. We Were Always Here
5. Busking At Brobank

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