Disco legend CERRONE announces new album

❉ DNA is Cerrone’s first album since 2016’s Red Lips and will be his first entirely instrumental album of his career.

“I wanted the track to revolve around the idea of energy. I have experimented this track in my DJ sets over the past few months, and it has always had very positive feedback, very energetic indeed! I’m very pleased to finally release the track and hope you enjoy” – Cerrone

CERRONE has released a new music video for his new song: Resolution. The progressive house track serves as the second and final single from Cerrone’s forthcoming album, DNA, set for release on February 7th on his imprint Malligator (via Because Music). DNA is Cerrone’s first album since 2016’s Red Lips and will be his first entirely instrumental album of his career.

 

Resolution is a classic Cerrone track, ripe with playful synth melodies and Cerrone’s iconic drums. The melodies evoke memories of Supernature, Cerrone’s magnum opus from 1977 and arguably his best known song to date. Cerrone decided to forgo vocals on the track, allowing his masterful production to take centre stage.

“It is always difficult to talk about an instrumental track, because there are so many interpretations one can have, depending on one’s state of mind. I wanted the track to revolve around the idea of energy. I have experimented this track in my DJ sets over the past few months, and it has always had very positive feedback, very energetic indeed! Maybe because of this rock-inspired touch with the guitars, the energy of the main sequence…the little nod to Supernature with the melody? Who knows! I’m very pleased to finally release the track and hope you enjoy” – remarks Cerrone of Resolution.

Resolution is the second single released thus far from Cerrone’s forthcoming album DNA, following up The Impact which was released in October. Whereas the Resolution video explores humanity’s toxic reliance on technology and social media, The Impact video (also directed by Perrone) dissects the man-made destruction of the planet through climate change, invoking powerful imagery of various ecological disasters.

Cerrone was only 17 when he started his first band, Kongas, a funky Afrobeat and afro-latin music influenced combo. In Summer ’72, while playing drums in St Tropez, the young musician was spotted but music mogul Eddie Barclay who decided to sign him and his band. In 1976, Cerrone started dreaming of a record mixing prog work soul and funk, orchestral composition and synthesized sounds.

Under the spell of the sound, Ahmet Ertegün, the owner of Atlantic Records offered a 7 year record deal to the French musician for 3 albums. In 1976, Love In C Minor became a massive hit, soon followed by Cerrone’s Paradise and Supernature in 1977.

The French musician became a huge star, producing disco smashes including Je Suis Music, Look For Love, Hooked On You and Give Me Love. With five Grammy Awards, Marc Cerrone has sold over 30 million records worldwide including eight million copies of the Billboard Dance chart No 1, Supernature, considered his magnum opus, which merged symphonic orchestrations with the rigid sounds of synthesizers.

Widely considered one of the most influential artists of the disco-era, Cerrone can also be considered an early pioneer and purveyor of dance music, inspiring countless of other artists in recent decades. Daft Punk, Bob Sinclair (who sold 1 million copies of his Cerrone by Bob Sinclair album), Alison Goldfrapp, Roisin Murphy and even Massive Attack have been influenced by the legendary producer.

❉ CERRONE releases ‘DNA’ 7 February 2020 via Because Music.

❉ CERRONE has also announced a live appearance at London’s legendary Jazz Cafe (7 Feb 2020). Tickets are priced from just £5 and are on sale now here


❉ News source: Sonic PR.

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