Dec. 10 — The Flower Kings premiered the first single from its new album this week.
The band premiered its new single, ‘The Great Pretender‘ Thursday. the song is the lead single from the band’s forthcoming album, By Royal Decree, which is scheduled for release March 4 through InsideOut Music. The pending date will mark the band’s second record in less than a year, following the release of Islands, which was released Oct. 30 through InsideOut Music.
The musical arrangement featured in ‘The Great Pretender’ gives audiences hints of The Flower Kings’ existing catalogs while also presenting some stylistic similarities to works from the band’s fellow pro-rockers, Spock’s Beard. The balance of the softer, flowing approach and more edgy approaches throughout the song make for a unique sound that will appeal to a wide range of audiences.
No information about the song’s lyrical theme was noted in the press release announcing the song’s premiere.
By Royal Decree‘s track listing is noted below.
‘By Royal Decree’ Tracklisting
1.The Great Pretender (6:55)
2.World Gone Crazy (5:04)
4.A Million Stars (7:11)
5.The Soldier (5:23)
6.The Darkness In You (5:13)
7.We Can Make It Work (2:48)
8.Peacock On Parade (5:15)
10.Time The Great Healer (6:12)
13.Silent Ways (5:01)
15.The Big Funk (4:39)
16.Open Your Heart (5:17)
18.Funeral Pyres (7:14)
In other news, The Flower Kings also recently announced new live dates. According to the provided information, the band is scheduled to perform live March 30-April 1 in three cities across Sweden. Additional dates were announced in the press release distributed Friday. The band’s brief live run is noted below.
March 30th, 2022 – Katalin, Uppsala, Sweden
March 31st, 2022 – Musikens Hus, Gothenburg, Sweden
April 1st, 2022 – Södra Teatern, Stockholm, Sweden
1-7th May 2022 – Cruise To The Edge, USA
11th May 2022 – TBA, Quebec City, Canada
12th May 2022 – TBA, Montreal, Canada
14th July 2022 – Rootsfestival, Notodden, Norway
4th Sept 2022 – HRH Festival , UK
More information on The Flower Kings’ new album and live dates is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: