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The Flower Kings release new single Miracles For America

The Flower Kings
(Image credit: InsideOut)

The Flower Kings have released a brand new single, the ten-minute Miracles For America, which you can hear in full below.

The song is taken from the band's forthcoming new album new double-album Waiting For Miracles’, which will be released on InsideOutMusic on November8. The album is comprised of 15 new tracks, recorded over the summer at RMV studio in Stockholm, Sweden – a vintage studio space owned by ABBA star Benny Andersson. 

Miracles For America was born out of some of my later demo sessions," Roine Stolt tells Prog. "When I started to work on the musical idea I felt it had some weird tonal and rhythmical connections to West Side Story or even Annie Get Your Gun - but with prog instrumentations - some of those musicals that had a true American flavour. But at the time I wrote the lyrics we're already deep into the debate - 'does  the US have the right leadership? - What is happening there!?' The guys in charge, the 'big fish' were swirling around the golden calf 'til they got dizzy.

"So as I sit in my studio, I cannot disconnect from the world around - the song has to be connected, wired into this NOW - in some ways. Furthermore - as I have told before - most of the lyrics on this disc were immediately recorded – made up in the spirit of the moment - like a conversation with another self.”

The band tour Europe this summer with label mates Kayak. Waiting For Miracles can be pre-ordered here.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.