Status Quo frontman Francis Rossi will release his brand new solo studio album “One Step At A Time” on 3 May 2010. The album is to be released on Edel’s international rock label, earMUSIC distributed in the UK & Republic of Ireland by Absolute via Universal. Francis Rossi, who was awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours List, will also undertake his first ever solo tour in May 2010.
The Status Quo frontman has long been regarded as one of the finest rock performers this nation has ever produced and his songwriting has been duly recognized by the Classic Songwriter Award and the BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution To Music [jointly with Rick Parfitt]. This solo album will allow him to reveal another side of himself to the Rock fraternity and also to step outside the Status Quo machine and indulge himself musically.
Rossi commented, “I never stop writing songs and melodies but there have been many tracks over the years that just weren’t right for Quo. These songs have been gathering dust in my mind for too long and now seems the right time to let them out into the world. It’s a big step for me – I love these songs so much it hurts!”
The only previous Francis Rossi album, “King Of The Doghouse” was released 14 years ago and so the new release is long overdue. The “One Step At A Time” album is hugely entertaining set and offers an insight into another facet of Rock’s great frontmen. Francis Rossi is famous for his dry wit and lyrical dash, and this album offers a chance to get up close and personal.