Robin Trower has premiered "The Razor's Edge," the second single from his forthcoming album, No More Worlds to Conquer.
Following the album's title track, which was released in February, "The Razor's Edge" is a searing indictment of the political class, with lyrics by Trower and vocals by Richard Watts. You can hear it below.
The song, Trower says, features “some of my favorite guitar work I’ve played on a recording in a long time,” and we don't disagree. The tone master is simply on fire, making good use of his wah pedal and making statements with his Strat that're as cutting as his lyrics.
You can hear the song below.
Set for an April 29 release via Provogue/Mascot Label Group, No More Worlds to Conquer is Trower's first solo effort since 2019's Coming Closer to the Day, and features him on electric guitar and bass, and Chris Taggart on drums.
“This album is an evolution," Trower says. "I’m hoping that’s what is always happening with my music. There’s a huge step between Bridge Of Sighs [his landmark 1974 album] and now. It’s like anything. The more you work on it, in theory, the better you should be at it. And I definitely feel like this album is one of the best things I’ve ever done.”
You can check out No More Worlds to Conquer's cover art and tracklist below.
To preorder the album, visit Trower's website.
Robin Trower – No More Worlds to Conquer:
1. Ball of Fire
2. No More Worlds to Conquer
3. Deadly Kiss
5. Losing You
6. Waiting for the Rain to Fall
7. Wither on the Vine
8. Cloud Across the Sun
9. Fire to Ashes
10. The Razor's Edge
11. I Will Always Be Your Shelter
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