Ringo Starr Previews New ‘EP3’ (Out 9/16) with the Joyous “World Go Round” — Listen


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Ringo Starr and several of his All-Starr friends are at it again — and on Sept. 16, the Beatles legend will release EP3, a new four-song collection that works as a foll0w-up to 2021’s Change the World EP.

The news was announced on Friday and came with the premiere of “World Go Round,” a typically upbeat anthem from the man born Richard Starkey. Written by Toto‘s Steve Lukather and Joseph Williams, the song features Ringo on vocals, drums, and percussion, Lukather on guitar and Williams on keyboards, with background vocals provided by Willams, Billy Valentine, Zelma Davis and Maiya Sykes.

“I am in my studio writing and recording every chance I get,” said Ringo, who recently celebrated his 82nd birthday. “It’s what I have always done and will continue to do, and releasing EPs more frequently allows me to continue to be creative and give each song a little more love.”

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As for the other songs on the EP:

Written by Linda Perry, “Everyone and Everything“ captures the classic Ringo Starr sound and features Ringo on vocals, drums and percussion along 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 by Linda Perry, Billy Valentine, Zelma Davis and Maiya Sykes.

Featuring an infectious dance groove, “Let’s Be Friends“ was written by Ringo’s longtime engineer Bruce Sugar along with Sam Hollander, with Ringo Starr handling vocal and drum duties, Nathan East on bass, Steve Lukather playing 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. With 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 horn arrangement, and Billy Valentine, Zelma Davis and Maiya Sykes providing backing vocals.

This news comes as Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band prepare to head back out on the road this fall on a run of shows, some make-up dates for the summer tour that was postponed in June due to COVID-19. Click here for the full schedule.

Comments

  • Marc says:

    Ringo! Keep it coming! All these years later! Keep it coming!

  • Richard says:

    Still sounds good to me. I agree with Marc, keep them coming Ringo. It’s always good to hear from him.

  • Norberto Pizzi says:

    Love every song of Ringoooo



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