Coming Closer To The Day 8/3/19

It’s rare to find a 60's legend still on trailblazing form in their eighth decade. 73-year-old guitarist Robin Trower finds himself in a golden late-bloom of creativity. In recent years, his solo output has been championed by both press and public, with the impact of 2014’s ‘Something’s About To Change’, 2016’s ‘Where You Are Going To’ and 2017’s ‘Time & Emotion’ setting up some of his best-attended US dates since he conquered that continent with ‘Bridge Of Sighs’ in the mid-’70s. With ‘Coming Closer To The Day’, due to be released on Friday 22nd March, his songcraft and soulful performances have never sounded more alive – even on an album whose title track acknowledges that life is short and time precious. The calibre of the songwriting on ‘Coming Closer To The Day’ (see today's Video Of The Day) is matched by Trower’s performances, with the bandleader handling all instruments except the drums. His basslines are supple and rhythmic, his vocals growl and and the lead guitar work only adds to his reputation as an all-time-great soloist.