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Kobra And The Lotus announce new album, drop new single

Calgary-based hard rock quintet Kobra and the Lotus unveil details of their new studio album “Evolution”, due out September 20 via Napalm Records. Watch a music video for the first single “Burn!” below.

The upcoming LP sees the band imbued with a new fire that comes through by way of undeniable hooks, soaring guitar riffs, marching drum beats, and the soulful, bombastic vocal delivery of lead singer Kobra Paige. No longer bound by old formulas and expectations from the past, “Evolution” comes through with a sound that is expansive and, at times, borders on outright swagger. Each song feels like an Active Rock hit in the making, while still having the grit and feverish intensity that longtime fans have come to admire from Kobra and the Lotus.

“Evolution” boasts the band’s most cohesive and confident material to date. For the new record, Kobra and the Lotus enlisted the services of producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette [Alter Bridge, Linkin Park, Slash, Sevendust].

“The new body of work sets the tone for the music going forward. Sonically, it’s still heavy. It highlights the showmanship and maintains the edge. At the same time, it’s approachable. It pays tribute to our influences, but it takes the next step. So, it’s a reintroduction to us and a rebirth. A firm goal was to build a strong identity and update everything. We just want to be Kobra and the Lotus; that’s what we’re doing.”

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1. Evolution
2. Burn!
3. We Come Undone
4. Wounds
5. Thundersmith
6. Circus
7. Wash Away
8. Liar
9. Get The F*ck Out Of Here
10. In The End
11. Tokyo (Japan Version Only)
Going further into the process behind “Evolution”, Kobra comments: “We’ve never done a record like ‘Evolution.’ We’ve flown demos over the internet back and forth or started a few ideas prior to hitting the studio. This time, we were all working together in the flesh for the full duration of the writing process. It’s a collision of everything we love. We feel like it’s the freshest and most timeless thing we’ve brought to the table.” 
The first taste of the album comes in the form of a music video for “Burn!”. “It’s about all of the reasons you hold yourself back,” she explains. “You literally need to burn all of those feelings, stories, excuses, and obstacles keeping you from being your own authentic self. It’s super personal. It’s a product of growing and arriving as a person. I’m realizing who I am. It’s symbolic of the rebirth,” comments Kobra on the new single. Watch the video below.

Starting on August 29th in Nashville, Kobra and the Lotus will hit the road as special guests for Sebastian Bach’s 30th anniversary tour. See all the dates here.

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