(8/10) When Robert Pehrsson released his solo debut back in 2013 a storm of enthusiasm broke loose. This longplayer reached many fans of classic rock and also media reaction was very positive. “s/t” was like a gust that blew away dust from classic rock.
Still being deeply rooted in 70’s rock music Pehrsson added freshness and unleashed vitality, something that led to well-done songs on his first longplayer. Three years later it’s the sophomore “Long Way to the Light” that will be available at November 4th, featuring nine new tracks with which Robert Pehrsson’s Humbucker continue his journey through rock.
It’s again High Roller Records that releases the new album of the guitarist from Uddevalla, a longplayer that feels like a logical continuation of what he started with the debut. The difference was that this time expectations have been much higher compared to three years ago. This might led to more pressure on Pehrsson’s shoulders, but it didn’t affect the new songs at all.
Tracks like “Send Her My Love”, “Distant Bound” and “Zero Emotion” are vital and dynamic rock songs and act as treats for each classic rock fan. What stands out is the fact that Pehrsson put the song in focus. Even though the guy is an excellent guitarist he doesn’t put himself too much into the spotlight. There are solos’ on the album but they need to be part of the song rather than a show of own skills on the sixstring.
“Long Way to the Light” was produced by Pehrsson himself and got awarm and organic sound, as it needs to be for this kind of music. Last but not least the songwriter and guitarist also got some support by friends and musicians like Nicke Andersson, Joseph Troll (Enforcer) and quite some more, a fact that makes his music even more exciting.
In the end the waiting time was maybe a bit long and with nine songs the album could have been a bit longer. However, the tracks that made it on this longplayer are all good and there is no weak spot on the tracklist. Pehrsson’s new album makes fun, is entertaining and shows a huge passion for good handmade rock music. Thumbs up.
- Send Her My Love
- Distant Bound
- Traveling Through the Dard
- Break Away From This Broken Heart
- Zero Emotion
- The Hollow in a Rising Tone
- The Somber Sleeps
- No I Don’t
Label: High Roller
Genre: Classic Rock
Release Date EU: November 4th, 2016