Ringo Starr announces new EP “EP3”

The legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr (82) announced a new EP called “EP3”, featuring four new tracks that will be out next September 16. The songs were recorded at Starr’s Roccabella West Studio, same place he recorded his last two EPs. This record features longtime collaborators Steve Lukather (Guitar), Linda Perry (Guitar and vocals), Dave Koz (Saxophonist), José Antonio Rodriguez (Guitar) and Bruce Sugar.

“I am in my studio writing and recording every chance I get. It’s what I have always done and will continue to do, and releasing EPs more frequently allows me to continue to be creative and give each song a little more love,” Ringo Starr said.

Ringo Starr “EP3” tracklist

  1. World Go Round
  2. Everyone and Everything
  3. Let’s Be Friends
  4. Free Your Soul (feat. Dave Koz and José Antonio Rodriguez)

In an official statement, the musician a description of each track:

“World Go Roud”

“The upbeat rocker’World Go Round,’ written by Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams, continues to spread Ringo’s positive message of hope and togetherness. The track features Ringo on vocals, drums, and percussion, Steve Lukather on guitar, Joseph Williams on keyboards, with background vocals provided by Joseph Willams, Billy Valentine, Zelma Davis and Maiya Sykes.”

“Everyone and Everything”

“Written by Linda Perry, “Everyone and Everything“ captures the classic Ringo Starr sound and features Ringo on vocals, drums and percussion along with Linda Perry on guitar and percussion. Billy Mohler lays down bass and guitar, Damon Fox provides melotron, piano and wurly, with all background vocals by Linda Perry, Billy Valentine, Zelma Davis and Maiya Sykes.”

“Let’s Be Friends”

“Featuring an infectious dance groove, “Let’s Be Friends” was written by Ringo’s longtime engineer Bruce Sugar along with Sam Hollander, with Ringo Starr handling vocal and drum duties, Nathan East on bass, Steve Lukather playing guitar, Bruce Sugar on keyboards, percussion and horn arrangement, handclaps and percussion by Sam Hollander, and Billy Valentine, Zelma Davis and Maiya Sykes on background vocals.”

“Free Your Soul”

“Written by Ringo Starr and Bruce Sugar, the soothing, rhythmic sound of “Free Your Soul” transports the listener to an island beach on a clear warm night under a full moon. With Ringo on vocals, drums and handclaps, the song also features Dave Koz on tenor sax and José Antonio Rodriguez on nylon guitar, Nathan East on bass, Bruce Sugar on keyboards, percussion and horn arrangement, and Billy Valentine, Zelma Davis and Maiya Sykes providing backing vocals.”

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