Ringo Starr releases ‘EP3’ with 4 new tracks – Available for pre-order today
Today, UMe announces the release of EP3 with four new tracks from Ringo Starto be released on September 16, 2022, for pre-order HERE. These four new tracks were all recorded at Starr’s Roccabella West studio, just like he did for his change the world and Enlarge EPs, featuring longtime collaborators Steve Lukather, Linda Perry, Dave Koz, José Antonio Rodriguez and Bruce Sugar. Ringo’s instantly recognizable voice, feel-good lyrics, easy melodies, and frequent new collaborators have created songs that span the spectrum of pop, country, reggae, and rock and roll. EP3 will be available September 16 on digital and CD, and on 10-inch vinyl and a limited-edition translucent royal blue cassette on November 18, 2022.
“I’m in my studio writing and recording whenever I get the chance. It’s what I’ve always done and will continue to do, and releasing EPs more frequently allows me to continue to be creative and give a little more love to each song – RINGO
everyone and everything
Lets be friends
Free Your Soul (feat. Dave Koz and José Antonio Rodriguez)
Upbeat rocker “World Go Round,” written by Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams, continues to spread Ringo’s positive message of hope and unity. The track features Ringo on vocals, drums and percussion, Steve Lukather on guitar, Joseph Williams on keyboards, with background vocals provided by Joseph Williams, Billy Valentine, Zelma Davis and Maiya Sykes.
Written by Linda Perry, “Everyone and Everything” captures the classic Ringo Starr sound and features Ringo on vocals, drums and percussion 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 from Linda Perry, Billy Valentine, Zelma Davis and Maiya Sykes.
Featuring an infectious dance groove, “Let’s Be Friends” was written by longtime Ringo engineer Bruce Sugar, with Sam Hollander, Ringo Starr providing vocals and drums, Nathan East on bass, Steve Lukather on 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.
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. Featuring 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 arrangement horns, and Billy Valentine, Zelma Davis and Maiya Sykes. provide backing vocals.