Wounded Ego Records releases new LP ‘I Do’

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The music label known as Wounded Ego Records has released their new, signature LP collection of original songs, “I Do.” The new album is comprised of 15 tracks for an approximate total listening time of 44 minutes. A cavalcade of talent and creativity that is certain to solidify Wounded Ego’s place in today’s modern, independent music industry, “I Do” features the talents of several acclaimed musicians and performers, including David Steele, Nori Kelley, Lydia Salnikova, B. Sterling, and Bill and Connie Ross.

 

“I Do” from Wounded Ego Records is commonly categorized as pop music and adult contemporary listening, but is decorated with elements of many other genres which make up its highly textured nature. Many of country music’s best attributes are peppered throughout the full-length album, particularly in the case of “Connie Connie Connie,” which can be considered the B-side to the album’s title track. “Connie…” is performed by Bill and Connie Ross themselves (married for more than 27 years) and joined by Nori Kelley.

 

The title track, “I Do,” is performed by Grammy-Award Nominee Lydia Salnikova with Nori Kelley and B. Sterling. It is a matrimonial anthem with country overtones, which theme has been sadly wanting in country/western circles for a surprising amount of time, making the title an appropriate and welcome addition to the genre. The inimitable David Steele appears on the record’s opening track as well as on four additional songs.

 

The songs of “I Do” were written by Bill Ross working closely with Nori Kelley on arrangements.

 

Ross cites as main artistic inspirations the Beatles, CSNY, Sting, Bach, Fanny Crosby, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. Of these, the influence of CSNY is especially notable, lending a certain classic-rock/folk-music tinge to the overall project, polishing its character to a high shine.

 

“I Do” presages several other Bill Ross / Wounded Ego projects to come. This is notably so in the case of “The Transcontinental Is on Its Way,” the LP’s closing track, which is planned for inclusion in his upcoming, collaborative musical set in the USA’s Reconstruction period following the American Civil War.

 

“I Do” from Wounded Ego Records is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

http://www.MondoTunes.com

 

ADD’L INFO:

 

I Do” from Wounded Ego at Amazon –

 

http://www.amazon.com/I-Do-Various-artists/dp/B00K17L2NQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1399916686&sr=1-1&keywords=%22i+do%22+mondotunes

 

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woundedegomusic@gmail.com

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Wounded Ego releases new LP ‘I Do’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –

 

The composer and performer of contemporary rock music known as Wounded Ego has released his latest collection of original songs, titled, “I Do.” The album is composed of 16 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of one hour. A record that blends classic rock roots with the catchiness of pop and the introspection of a singer-songwriter, “I Do” by Wounded Ego represents some of the most creative independent sound since the invention of the indie record label. At the time of this writing he’s ranked #6 on ReverbNation’s “Other” chart category, based on the popularity of his music on social media, Youtube, etc.

 

Wounded Ego cites as main artistic influences such legends as the Beatles, CSNY, Sting, Bach and Fanny Crosby. The general timbre of his record shows elements of each of these but sparkles most in its individuality. The tracks on “I Do” are widely varied, one of the record’s chief charms. There are rock songs about Irish independence, sad songs of regret, bitter and angry songs, whimsical songs, jazzy songs, upbeat songs and downbeat songs. His instrumentation, also, includes an array of difference.

 

Speaking candidly of his beginnings in music, Wounded Ego writes, “At about 13 I wanted to be a rock star but I never seemed able to learn a complete song. I was somewhat ADHD. But at about 16 I joined a church band and the simple verse chorus thing really got drummed into me. After that I got the bridge and started socking out heartfelt songs that everyone could relate to. Soon I was able to add more complex and diverse styles but always stayed true to that solid foundation of strong melodies over a compelling beat.”

 

Much of the lyrical poetry in “I Do” is personal in nature, though this is not the crux of the record.

 

“The songs on the album are very different from one another stylistically,” writes Wounded Ego, “but each has a tight marriage between melody and lyric and resonates a distinct emotion. Some songs might pass for ‘pop’ but mostly they are the stuff of ‘classic rock’ — timeless.”

 

Wounded Ego is the professional stage name of Bill Ross, of Delray Beach, Florida. His current projects include collaborating on a musical drama set in the period of the American Reconstruction, a country duet of the title track, “I Do,” which features Grammy-nominated Lydia Salnikova and the celebrated independent artist, B. Sterling. This duet is well positioned to be a classic for country weddings for years to come. He appears on the “I Do” LP with his wife of 27 years, Connie, who sings with him on “Connie Connie Connie.”

 

“I Do” by Wounded Ego is available online worldwide.

 

-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer

MondoTunes

 

ARTIST CONTACT INFO:

 

eMail – woundedegomusic@gmail.com