Finnish sleaze rockers RECKLESS LOVE return with their fifth studio album, ‚Turborider‘! Following a 4-year hiatus and just recently receiving gold awards for their first three albums in Finland, singer Olli Herman and his band are now gearing up for their next move: ‚Turborider‘ is high-energy, synth wave-infused rock with an undeniable 80’s touch. Fun? Check! Uplifting? Check! ‚Turborider‘ will make you forget the world around you and its infectious hooks will make you sing along all day.
Switching to a more serious gear, RECKLESS LOVE now (re-)visit e.g. the 80s game worlds. At the center of the sounds are 80s themes and the modern dark-speaking world of synth wave. The band dived deep into to the game world and the movie moods of the genre and era.
“‘Outrun‘ was the first song we wrote for the ‚Turborider‘ album, so I think it makes perfect sense that it’s also the first single cut from the album. Somehow, this catchy little tune managed to encapsulate all of the stuff that is built into the genetics of every kid that grew up during the era of arcade games, long haired metal bands and explosive action movies. The lyrics are filled with themes and entertaining wordplays, that put supercharged motor racing and hormone rich competitions, side by side. In the sound department, the 80’s-esque pop metal roars loud and clear, however, it’s also strongly colored with a modern synth wave flavor, whipping up an interesting cocktail”, says Reckless Love vocalist Olli.
Founded in 2001, RECKLESS LOVE has released four albums, ‚Reckless Love‘ (2010), ‚Animal Attraction‘ (2011), ‚Spirit‘ (2013) and ‚Invader‘ (2016). The band’s previous long play has been released more than five years ago, so we can talk about a return of the band.
“We had a long break from recording and as the break got longer, the higher the threshold became to start working on new music, let alone publish it. Although it was clear that we always had the desire to continue our career, it felt like we needed to find a new perspective for our creative expression. We had to write “Outrun” to be reborn – and we did. This song showed us the way how to write the new album. “Outrun” is a beacon on our way to reincarnation”, Olli continues.
Another exciting song on the ‚Turborider‘ album is its second single, ‚Eyes Of A Manaiac‘, which offers an interesting perspective. „I rarely write about the scarier or darker stuff that happens to me in life“, comments Olli. „The vast majority of Reckless Love’s songs tend to be more on the sunny side of the road, but I decided to make an exception this time. This song is all about the monster that you can not run away from. The one that keeps following you in every mirror, no matter where you go.”
RECKLESS LOVE’s fifth studio album ‚‘Turborider‘ will be released in February 25th 2022 – and besides Digipak and colored Vinyl, the band is offering something very special to their fans: The limited box set will include the Digipak CD, an autograph card and a handheld videogame!
‚Turborider‘ was produced by Jonas Parkkonen (Apocalyptica, Lost Society) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Lordi, Volbeat).
01 – Turborider
02 – Eyes Of A Maniac
03 – Outrun
04 – Kids Of The Arcade
05 – Bark At The Moon
06 – Prelude (Flight Of The Cobra)
07 – Like A Cobra
08 – For The Love Of Good Times
09 – ’89 Sparkle
10 – Future Lover Boy
11 – Prodigal Sons
– Vocals: Olli Herman
– Guitars: Pepe
– Bass: Jalle Verne
– Drums: Hessu Max