Legendary Progressive Rock band Yes released “The Ice Brige”, their first song in 7 years. The current members of the band are: Steve Howe (Guitar), Alan White (Drums), Geoff Downes (Keyboards), Jon Davidson (Vocals) and Billy Sheerwood (Guitar, vocals, keys and production).
They recently announced they will release their new studio album The Quest on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music on 1st October 2021. The album was produced by Steve Howe. “Much of the music was written in late 2019 with the rest in 2020. We commissioned several orchestrations to augment and enhance the overall sound of these fresh new recordings, hoping that our emphasis on melody, coupled with some expansive instrumental solo breaks, keeps up the momentum for our listeners.
Hear the new Yes song “The Ice Brige”:
Drummer Alan White talked about the song, saying: “I’m extremely proud to be a part of this music and believe the video graphics are outstanding. A collaboration of many talents coming together to produce ‘The Ice Bridge’. I hope our fans/audiences will appreciate the creativity put forward. I’m pleased to share it with the world and hope everyone will enjoy the ride.”
Guitarist Steve Howe continued:
“‘The Ice Bridge’ opens the album in the dark and moody key of C minor, aided by the orchestra. The rolling bass part kicks things into gear as the vocals and guitars start a winding journey through the various structures till the breakdown happens, where ice breaking is heard.”
Keyboardist Geoff Downes also commented, saying: “Jon’s vocals are fantastic. He’s really come into his own as a YES vocalist. This time he’s started to get the writing side together and working with the other musicians has been developmental for him. I think he’s hit a rich seam on this one.”