Stereophonics have released their new single ‘Forever’ which is the third installment from their album ‘Oochya!’, out on March 4.
‘Forever’ follows ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’ and ‘Do Ya Feel My Love?’, and coincides with the band celebrating over a quarter-century as one of the key cornerstones of rock.
A reflective song that aims to evoke freedom and the open road, Sterophonics frontman Kelly Jones says: “‘Forever’ is about escapism. It’s about longing for a freedom for someone and taking away the pain they’re going through, it’s about taking a bullet for them. It’s about wanting to free the ones you love of pain, but we can’t – life’s pain is where we find growth. So the song has a lot wrapped up in it. People are feeling a lot of that these days.”
The bands new LP ‘Oochya!’ aims to call upon certain tones, feelings and themes that’ll resonate with all fans.
Kelly explains: “It’s quite an emotional record. At times it’s very nostalgic. The whole album is melodic. You put it on and it’s one of those albums you don’t really want to turn off because it keeps going onto different styles and the songs hold your attention. It shows a lot of styles of the band”.
When To See Stereophonics on UK Tour in 2022
The release of ‘Oochya!’ will also see the Welsh stars return to the road for another UK arena tour. Kicking off at Manchester Arena on 18th March 2022, the 11 date tour reaches The O2 London on 1st April and culminates at the Birmingham Resorts World Arena on 2nd April.
The band will also headline two nights at Cardiff’s 60,000 capacity Principality Stadium on 17th & 18th June, with very special guests Tom Jones and Catfish And The Bottlemen.