Reckless Love / New album Turborider “paints a story about rebirth”

Reckless Love has released the title track from their upcoming album Turborider. The album is due 25 February 2022 via AFM Records, with a UK co-headline tour with Dan Reed Network starting in February in Southampton.

“Turborider is the title track for our fifth studio album,” vocalist Olli Hermann told MetalTalk, “not only because it defines the change the band has gone through sonically, but also because lyrically it paints a story about rebirth.

“That’s what Reckless Love had to go through in order to make it back at all. The couple of years away from touring and the six years away from releasing an album have not been gentle and easy for us.”

Turborider, the band’s fifth album, is a sonic style of ’80s themes and the modern dark-speaking world of synth-wave and dives deep into the game world and movie moods of the genre and era.

“The challenge we faced,” Olli says of the title track, “is reflected on the relentless uptempo beat that drives the song forward, and with the heavy guitars, they create a monstrous feel that inspired the lyric that features a fictional character, called Turborider.

“The character acts as a simple metaphor for the band’s music and expression. Gone to hell and back, just to find out that hell has become a part of her, the Turborider sets out to conquer. ‘More electric than before, a rotten hybrid to the core.’

“Even though Turborider is definitively on the heavier side of Reckless Love, this tune doesn’t fail to deliver catchy melodies. The song was written very quickly with our producer Joonas ‘Synthinen’ Parkkonen.

“The vision was clear as day from the get-go. We set out to write an opening track for the album, and all we knew was that we wanted it to be like a kick in the stomach, or a punch in the jaw, or better yet, both.

“When Pepe ripped into the opening riff, and Joonas followed with his synths, we had the first demo of the song done in approximately 15-20 minutes.

“When Joonas was saving the file on his laptop, he asked me if I had already come up with a title for the song. I didn’t even think as the sound seemed to come out of my mouth by itself – Turborider.”

Turborider will be released on Digipak and coloured Vinyl. The band is offering a limited box set that will include the Digipak CD, an autograph card and a handheld videogame.

Turborider was produced by Joonas Parkkonen (Apocalyptica, Lost Society) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Rammstein, Lordi, Volbeat). Visit shop.afm-records.de/reckless-love/ for more details.


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