Ken Sharp’s New Mourning is a 14-track song cycle navigating the beauty in darkness, loss, and regret. From the torrid power pop muscle of “Dynamite and Kerosene,” “Burn & Crash,” and “Bad News” to fragile intimate ballads (“1000 Guitars,” “Haunts Me,”) the album is a consummate sonic journey that leaves its share of musical blood on the tracks. “My co-producer Fernando Perdomo has described the record as ‘the feel bad album of the year, but in a good way,’” says Sharp, “and that’s an apt description. The darkness and emotional turmoil I‘ve gone through in the last few years is laid bare on the record.”
Produced by Fernando Perdomo (Todd Rundgren/Jakob Dylan) and Ken Sharp, the record showcases musical contributions from Rick Springfield (“Burn & Crash”, “Satellite”), guitarist Wally Stocker of The Babys, bassist Prescott Niles of The Knack, and keyboardist Jimmy Waldo of New England, alongside the team of Perdomo and gifted musicians Rob Bonfiglio (Wanderlust/Wilson Phillips) and Ritchie Rubini (The Caulfields).
New Mourning is Sharp’s fourth album and first in nine years. His last CD, Sonic Crayons, received raves in USA Today and a four-star review in MOJO magazine with writer Mat Snow championing Sharp as a shining light in the world of power pop.
Current Band Lineup:
Ken Sharp, lead vocals and guitar; Fernando Perdomo (The Dirty Diamond, Todd Rundgren, Jakob Dylan), drums & bv; Rob Bonfiglio (Wanderlust, Wilson Phillips), guitar & bv; Prescott Niles (The Knack, Missing Persons), bass; and Paul Mouradjian on keyboards.
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