Tracklisting: Crossfire; New Horizon; Raintown; Long Time Coming; Fight Fire With Rain; Heartbeat; Electric Lights; Ghost; Inside My Heart; Red Lights; We Rise; Only You.
Norwegian melodic rock queen ISSA is back with her fourth studio album ”Crossfire”. The new release is a melodic rock fans wet dream with huge vocals, layers of keyboards and masses of guitars! Think Roxette, meets Romeo’s Daughter melted with 80’s Heart albums with a more up to date production and you won’t be far away.
The album has been carefully produced by John Greatwood (VEGA) and Vega ivory-tinkler James Martin. Sessions started in early 2013 with a bunch of songs ISSA had co-written or demoed in the Martin Brothers songwriting sessions
ISSA says: “After 5 years of working together with Tom and James, we had come up with a collection of songs I had to keep for myself.” One song in particular sees ISSA teaming up with FM vocalist Steve Overland on the dramatic ballad ”RAINTOWN”.
ISSA says ”This was a dream come true for me, Steve Overland is probably my favourite male singer and to get him on board was a true honour, his voice suits the song perfectly, wait till you hear this one!!”
Other guest musicians stepped up when asked upon to perform solo’s include Daniel Palmqvist (XORIGIN), Alessandro Del Vecchio (HARDLINE), Steve Newman (NEWMAN), Robert Sall (WORK OF ART), Daniel Johansson (DEGREED), Stephen Chesney. As well as powerhouse choir including Pete Newdeck (IN FAITH/TAINTED NATION), Matt Black (FAHRAN) and Michael Kew (VEGA).
Look out for the moody and slick ”New Horizon” , the ballsy rocker ”Electric Lights” and the spine tingling ”Ghost inside my heart” not forgetting the song with a million dollar chorus ”Heartbeat” plus the video track “Crossfire”.
Produced by John Greatwood and James Martin
Issa – vocals and bv’s
James Martin – Keyboards
Tom Martin – bass and Guitars
Michael Cruise – Drums
Steve Overland – duet on Raintown