‘HALF & HALF’ EP FOR RECORD STORE DAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 18

COLLECTIVE SOUL
SET TO RELEASE ‘HALF & HALF’ EP
FOR RECORD STORE DAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 18
ON FUZZE-FLEX RECORDS

As part of what is now one of the most eagerly awaited days for true music fans, Record Store Day (Saturday, April 18), COLLECTIVE SOUL–E Roland (vocals / keyboards / guitar), Dean Roland (rhythm guitar), Will Turpin (bass), Jesse Triplett (lead guitar), Johnny Rabb (drums)—will release a limited edition 45 rpm/180g vinyl EP exclusively to independent record stores only entitled HALF & HALF. It features covers of “Opera Star” (Crazy Horse and Neil Young), “The One I Love” (R.E.M.), and two brand new songs. 

The band will celebrate Record Store Day with a special in-store signing at Park Avenue CDs in Orlando. 

For participating stores, fans can go to Recordstoreday.com.

“It’s an honor to be a part of Record Store Day with this exclusive new EP,” proclaims singer/guitarist E Roland. “Being a vinyl guy myself, that’s all I listen to when I am home, I don’t stream, and it has always been about vinyl for me. I think I have over 5,000 pieces of vinyl now. 

“We decided to do covers on HALF & HALF’ which we have never really done as a band. The first one we chose is “Opera Star” by Crazy Horse and Neil Young, originally released on Re·ac·torin 1981. I had been playing guitar for about two years, at that point, and I remember getting that record and going, ‘This is how I want to play guitar!’ My father was also operatically trained, so the line in there, ‘You were born to rock, you’ll never be an opera star…,’ was kind of where I got the vibe of…’I’ll just rock man!’ 

“We also did a cover of R.E.M.’s, ‘The One I Love.’ Being from Georgia, or really anywhere, R.E.M.is one of the most influential bands of all time. For everyone in the band, being able to play something from another Georgia band is very special. 

“Support vinyl and support mom-and-pop record stores man, it is very important. It is the way music should be heard, vinyl.”

Here’s the track listing:
Side A:
Opera Star
Let Her Out

Side B:
Back Again
The One I Love 

COLLECTIVE SOUL’s highly anticipated tenth studio album, BLOOD, was released June 21 on Fuzze-Flex Records/ADA as a download or CD on any of these digital retailers. Vinyl copies of the album are currently available on the band’s official website. It garnered impressive debuts on various Billboard’s charts thanks to devoted fans whose support continues to help the band celebrate their 25th anniversary, including #3 on the “Alternative Albums” chart. Elsewhere, it debuted at #4 on the “Independent Albums” chart, #5 on the “Rock Albums” chart, #12 on the “Digital Albums” chart, #15 on the “Top Current Albums” chart, and #19 on the “Internet Albums” chart. 

🔴 New Music Video: “OVER ME” 🔴

Excited to share our new music video for “Over Me.” Thank you for an amazing 25 years! This video captures some moments on the road this year. Cheers to the new year!
– Collective Soul.

‘Blood’ Lands At #3 On Billboard’s “Alternative Albums” Chart And #5 On “Rock Albums” Chart With Strong Debuts Across Multiple Charts

July 2, 2019 — COLLECTIVE SOUL’s highly anticipated tenth studio album, BLOOD, has garnered impressive debuts on various Billboard’s charts thanks to devoted fans whose support continues to help the band celebrate their 25th anniversary. 

Here are BLOOD’s chart positions:

#3  Alternative Albums
#4 Independent Albums
#5 Rock Albums
#12 Digital Albums
#15 Top Current Albums
#19 Internet Albums

BLOOD was released June 21 on Fuzze-Flex Records/ADA as a download or CD on any of these digital retailers. Vinyl copies of the album are currently available on the band’s official website, and will be available at retailers on Friday, July 19.

While the album title, BLOOD, maybe evoke many different thoughts and ideas, for the band, it all comes down to one word: family. “I think BLOOD expresses where we’ve been on this life journey,” observes singer/guitarist E Roland. “And we’ve done so with songs featuring piano and strings to those with a lot of guitar riffs. BLOOD is an accumulation of all the different styles we’ve used over the years, but it’s still COLLECTIVE SOUL. I think it’s the best we’ve ever done. I know you should think that, but I really do think it’s the best. It’s a good, consistent record. We’re just so proud of it.”

BLOOD is the culmination of a quarter-century of COLLECTIVE SOUL–E Roland (vocals/guitar), Dean Roland (rhythm guitar), Will Turpin (bass/background vocals), Jesse Triplett (lead guitar/background vocals), Johnny Rabb (drums/background vocals)– assessing not only where they’ve come from, but also where they’re going. “So much of it is based on the camaraderie-ship of the band,” E Roland explains. “All of us basically have children, and my brother Dean just had a baby girl. Jesse’s the only one who doesn’t have kids, but he’s basically a baby, in age anyway. My brother’s in the band so there’s blood there, but the five us — it’s a family.”

BLOOD has been racking up strong rave reviews, including Sonicperspectives.com, which called the album, “…one of the strongest albums of their career…album number ten is a collective triumph.” While Ink19.com praised, ““This new record is a testament to COLLECTIVE SOUL’s timeless sound and their uncanny ability to adapt their music to a more mature audience while truly continuing to rock.”

In touring news, COLLECTIVE SOUL will continue their 25th anniversary celebration throughout the year with headlining U.S. shows which will last through the end of the year. They recently wrapped up the first batch of shows of their “Now’s The Time Tour” with Gin Blossoms, which will pick up again starting August 13 in Phoenix, AZ at the Comerica Theatre. COLLECTIVE SOUL and Gin Blossoms are offering their own VIP packages, which include band meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, and much more. Tickets are available now, and more information can be found at www.collectivesoul.com and www.ginblossoms.net.  

NEW ALBUM ‘BLOOD’ – OUT NOW

COLLECTIVE SOUL AT 25:
TENTH STUDIO ALBUM,
‘BLOOD,’
OUT TODAY ON FUZZE-FLEX RECORDS/ADA;
U.S TOUR UNDERWAY

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO BLOOD

June 21, 2019 – For COLLECTIVE SOUL, their 25-year career has always had a common theme: family. Family of their own, and their family of fans around the world. 

Now, as part of their silver anniversary year, they stay true to their most important value with their highly anticipated tenth studio album, BLOOD, which was released today on Fuzze-Flex Records/ADA as a download or CD on any of these digital retailers. Vinyl copies of the album are currently available on the band’s official website, and will be available at retailers on Friday, July 19.

While the album title, BLOOD, maybe evoke many different thoughts and ideas, for the band, it all comes down to that same word: family. “I think BLOOD expresses where we’ve been on this life journey,” observes singer/guitarist E Roland. “And we’ve done so with songs featuring piano and strings to those with a lot of guitar riffs. BLOOD is an accumulation of all the different styles we’ve used over the years, but it’s still COLLECTIVE SOUL. I think it’s the best we’ve ever done. I know you should think that, but I really do think it’s the best. It’s a good, consistent record. We’re just so proud of it.”

BLOOD is the culmination of a quarter-century of COLLECTIVE SOUL–E Roland (vocals/guitar), Dean Roland (rhythm guitar), Will Turpin (bass/background vocals), Jesse Triplett (lead guitar/background vocals), Johnny Rabb (drums/background vocals)– assessing not only where they’ve come from, but also where they’re going. “So much of it is based on the camaraderie-ship of the band,” E Roland explains. “All of us basically have children, and my brother Dean just had a baby girl. Jesse’s the only one who doesn’t have kids, but he’s basically a baby, in age anyway. My brother’s in the band so there’s blood there, but the five us — it’s a family.”

Since the release of the album’s first single, “Right As Rain,” the song has been spinning on radio stations nationwide and has been added to many of Spotify’s and Apple Music’s playlists including, Spotify’s Rock The World! and All New Rock playlists, Apple Music’s Eclectic Rock playlist, and Spotify’s Rock Hard playlist. The album’s second single, “Good Place To Start,” can currently be heard on Spotify’s Just Rock playlist.  While an “Essentials” playlist was created and is available now on Apple Music.

In touring news, COLLECTIVE SOUL will continue their 25th anniversary celebration throughout the year with headlining U.S. shows which should last through the end of the year. They recently wrapped up the first batch of shows of their “Now’s The Time Tour” with Gin Blossoms, which will pick up again starting August 13 in Phoenix, AZ at the Comerica Theatre. COLLECTIVE SOUL and Gin Blossoms are offering their own VIP packages, which include band meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, and much more. Tickets are available now, and more information can be found at www.collectivesoul.com and www.ginblossoms.net.  

New Song: “Them Blues” Out Now

“Them Blues” off of BLOOD – out June 21st, 2019.

New Album ‘BLOOD’ Out June 21. Listen to “Right As Rain” now.

🔴 BLOOD. THE NEW ALBUM OUT JUNE 21.
Listen to “Right As Rain” now and pre-order / stream using the links below. 🔴
LP / CD / Bundles: https://found.ee/cs_onlinestore
Spotify: https://found.ee/rightasrain_spotify
iTunes: https://found.ee/blood_iTunes
Amazon: https://found.ee/blood_amazon
Google Play: https://found.ee/blood_gplay

🔴 BLOOD. THE NEW ALBUM OUT JUNE 21.
Listen to “Right As Rain” now and pre-order / stream using the links below. 🔴
LP / CD / Bundles: https://found.ee/cs_onlinestore
Spotify: https://found.ee/rightasrain_spotify
iTunes: https://found.ee/blood_iTunes
Amazon: https://found.ee/blood_amazon
Google Play: https://found.ee/blood_gplay

April 25, 2019 — COLLECTIVE SOUL’s silver anniversary year will be a celebration of their ongoing legacy in all-out style with a little bit of the classic and a lot of the new.

Not only have they already announced their Summer “Now’s The Time Tour” with Gin Blossoms, but in keeping with the Atlanta band’s theme of 2019, “now’s the time” to also let fans know that their tenth highly anticipated studio album, BLOOD, will be released June 21 on Fuzze-Flex Records/ADA. Pre-orders of the album as a download, CD, and vinyl are available today on any of these digital retailers. Digital pre-orders include a download of the first single, “Right As Rain,” while downloads of “Good Place To Start” and “Them Blues,” will be available May 17 and June 7, respectively.

Fans can check out the lyric video for “Right As Rain” on the band’s official YouTube page and the song on all digital outlets here.

“’Right As Rain’ is a phrase I had for a while,” says singer/guitarist/keyboardist E Roland. “It was one my grandmother used to tell me about–one of those old Southern things, you know? ‘C’mon, I’m gonna spank you right as rain!’ I never really knew what it meant (laughs). While I was writing it, Peter Stroud (Sheryl Crow’s lead guitarist and musical director) was home one day in Atlanta, and we invited him over to play the slide-guitar solo on the song for us. We all just sat around together and jammed it out.”

From stem to stern, BLOOD delivers in full. Witness the hard-charging skitter of “Over Me,” the optimistic declaration of “Right as Rain,” the hopeful uplift of a man “Changed,” and the tender promise of “Big Sky.” The album’s final track — the reflective, poignant acoustified coda “Porch Swing” — features background vocals and tasteful dobro licks from none other than Styx guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw, who was beyond thrilled to contribute to the cause. “I’ve always been a fan of E Roland and Collective Soul’s recordings,” Shaw says. “I thought about adding more parts than what Ed asked me to do, but as someone wiser than me once said, ‘Don’t paint over the masterpiece!’”

BLOOD is the culmination of a quarter-century of COLLECTIVE SOUL–Ed Roland (vocals/guitar), Dean Roland (rhythm guitar), Will Turpin (bass/background vocals), Jesse Triplett (lead guitar/background vocals), Johnny Rabb (drums/background vocals)– assessing not only where they’ve come from, but also where they’re going. “I think BLOOD expresses where we’ve been on this life journey,” observes E Roland. “And we’ve done so with songs featuring piano and strings to those with a lot of guitar riffs. BLOOD is an accumulation of all the different styles we’ve used over the years, but it’s still COLLECTIVE SOUL. I think it’s the best we’ve ever done. I know you should think that, but I really do think it’s the best. It’s a good, consistent record. We’re just so proud of it.”

While the album title, BLOOD, maybe evoke many different thoughts and ideas, for the band, it all comes down to one word: family. 

“So much of it is based on the camaraderie-ship of the band,” Roland explains. “All of us basically have children, and my brother Dean just had a baby girl. Jesse’s the only one who doesn’t have kids, but he’s basically a baby, in age anyway. My brother’s in the band so there’s blood there, but the five us — it’s a family.”

Indelibly memorable tracks like “December,” “The World I Know,” “Gel,” “Heavy,” and “Precious Declaration” (to name but a few) all evoke a collective sense of heartfelt observational universality and earnest positivity — in short, they’re the jukebox heroes of a new generation. Indeed, the secret sauce to COLLECTIVE SOUL’s continued success story is a simple one: a palpable mixture of insightful songwriting and impeccable band chemistry. 

From the very beginning of the band’s career, Roland always had his eye on the prize. “When ‘Shine’ came out, we got asked, ‘What’s your goal with this band?’ I said, ‘I want to have a whole row of Collective Soul recordings on the shelf.’ That was my goal,” he recounts. “Me, I always wanted to see the full body of work. That’s all I ever wanted. I knew I could write, and as the band progressed and got better, that’s why we wanted to keep going. I don’t think we ever doubted it. We, as the artists — we had no fear. The guys in the band have enough faith in my songwriting, and I have faith in them.”


In touring news, COLLECTIVE SOUL will continue their celebration throughout the year with headlining U.S. shows which should last through the end of the year. Later this summer, they’ll embark on their “Now’s The Time Tour” with Gin Blossoms starting May 25 in Atlantic City, NJ at the Hard Rock Café – Sound Waves. COLLECTIVE SOUL and Gin Blossoms are offering their own VIP packages available now, which include band meet and greets, exclusive merchandise, and much more. Tickets are available now, and more information can be found at www.collectivesoul.com and www.ginblossoms.net.  

“For us, we want to play the hits as we always do, but I think we also want to share the new record with our fans,” E Roland explains. “At 25 years later, we want to say, ‘Hey, we’re still making the best that we can do.’ Right now, I’ve got seven of the new songs in the setlist, and hopefully, on some nights, we can play the whole thing from start to finish. I mean, it’s our 25th anniversary. We’re going at it hard, everyone! We’re going hard.” 

Heaven has clearly shined its light down on COLLECTIVE SOUL for 25 years running with no end in sight, so here’s to the next quarter-century and beyond!