Hot on the heels of the release of his well received debut solo album, “The Rumble”, Perfect Plan frontman Kent Hilli has announced the release of a new covers EP, ‘Vital 4’ on September 3, 2021.
As with his debut, Kent once again teams up with producer Michael Palace to offer his take on songs by Joe Lynn Turner, Michael Bolton, Signal, and Europe. Today, fans can hear his cover of ‘Arms Of A Stranger’ by Signal with the release of the single and lyric video. Watch the video HERE:
Pre-order/save ‘Vital 4’, a digital only release, HERE: https://orcd.co/vital4
The full tracklisting for the EP is:
1. Losing You (Joe Lynn Turner cover)
2. Can’t Turn It Off (Michael Bolton cover)
3. Arms Of A Stranger (Signal cover)
4. More Than Meets The Eye (Europe cover)
”I chose these four songs because they are among my top 10 songs of all time and these singers are on my top 10 list of the best Melodic Rock/AOR singers of all time. I have always wanted to cover these songs and I enjoyed every second doing them with my buddy Mike [Palace]…listen to his guitar playing on these songs, wow!” – Kent Hilli
“Vital 4” follows Hilli’s debut solo album “The Rumble”, which was released on June 18, 2021. Buy or stream that album HERE: https://orcd.co/therumble You can also enjoy two videos from the album at the links below.
“Don’t Say It’s Forever” (music video) https://youtu.be/tSyGNUvGCeM
“Cold” (lyric video) https://youtu.be/e6Ihw_GsJ0A
“The Rumble” is Kent Hilli’s first solo album. To craft the album, Kent joined forces with Mike Palace, who has produced the album. This musical partnership has turned out to be a “match made in heaven”. Mike is an amazing talent and together with Kent they have developed an incredible chemistry that really caught the sound Kent was envisioning for the album.
Kent wrote all the songs on the album himself, except for four songs which are co-written. One song is co-written with Palace, two songs with Alessandro Del Vecchio and Pete Alpenborg, and one song is co-written with Kent’s talented sister Tina. The album resounds with the inspiration and influences from Kent’s idols like Giant, Foreigner, Survivor, Whitesnake, and Europe, to name a few. That musical style is built in Kent’s DNA by now. The legendary voices of Lou Gramm, Jimi Jamison, Dann Huff, David Coverdale, Joe Lynn Turner, and Joey Tempest are Kent’s true inspirations and have influenced his vocal style. But anyone following along knows that Kent is very much his own singer and one of the finest to emerge in the melodic rock scene in quite some time.
Kent Hilli – Lead vocals and backing vocals
Michael Palace – All instrumentation and backing vocals