New Music Friday 1/11/1 8am hour
Jacob Banks Village
Randy Houser Magnolia
Rob Baird After All
You Tell Me You Tell Me
and our local featured artist this week
ROBERT RANKIN WALKER THE SUN MACHINE IS COMING DOWN
Engineered & Produced by: Craig Randall (Craig Randall Music) and Robert Rankin Walker
Stream the album or get the CD with expanded artwork and liner notes at: www.heyday.com
In reference to his new album THE SUN MACHINE IS COMING DOWN, local Temecula Valley veteran record and concert producer ROBERT RANKIN WALKER has been asked this question a lot lately, “Why Now?” Why after so many years is he recording an album?
“I’ve been very fortunate to have worked with some of the best in the business for many years now but every time I’ve had the least bit of inspiration for my own music, I would write a song or two and then never record them. Most songs I just let die on the vine.”
In 2018, out of nowhere, Robert had a sudden desire to write again. “I’d been listening a lot to artists such as Ben Harper, Donavon Frankenreiter, Ryan Adams, City And Colour, and Roxy Music. I decided I wanted to write an album that was nothing like any of my previous work. Something lyrically challenging, meaningful and more grounded. I wrote several songs back to back and revisited some other songs that I had once jotted down or had made iPhone recordings of.”
He continues; “The more I played the new songs, the more interested I became in recording a concept album that told a story. So I changed direction. Every song on this album ties into one another one to tell a story. I picked a couple obscure covers to weave in and dropped the older songs altogether.”
The resulting THE SUN MACHINE IS COMING DOWN, explores the complex nature of unreciprocated love, loss, pain, guilt mis-understanding and ultimately, redemption. The longing for more than this in an often confusing, conflicted world.
Having already lived what seems like several lifetimes, ROBERT RANKIN WALKER says on the album, he can “toss a few.” His new album, THE SUN MACHINE IS COMING DOWN is due out Jan. 11th, 2019 and will be available on streaming services such as: Spotify, Apple Music, iHeart Radio, Google Music, Amazon Music, Napster, Pandora and YouTube as well as on physical CD with expanded artwork and liner notes.
Details and to order the album go to: www.heyday.com
I'll be playing the title track from Robert's new release this Friday in the 8am hour.