- 06 Jul 20
The double A-side is a precursor for Power of Dream’s first studio album in 25 years, 'Aüslander'.
Dublin rockers Power of Dreams have released a double A-side ahead of the release of their first studio album in 25 years, Aüslander, following their seminal debut album, Immigrants, Emigrants and Me.
Encapsulating the different aspects of the band's musical repertoire, songwriter Craig Walker has dropped 'America' and 'Across the Shannon' to reintroduce fans to one of the nation's most enigmatic '90s bands.
A special 30th anniversary remastered release of Immigrants, Emigrants and Me will follow Aüslander ("foreigner" in German), featuring a collection of previously unreleased material.
Both new tracks were informed by Walker's years of touring outside of Ireland.
“Many of the new songs are tracks that I have been keeping to one side in recent times in my job as a songwriter," says Craig, "they were very obviously Power of Dreams songs. I have found the experience of looking back and reflecting a really interesting one. I would only have ever done this when I felt there was an artistic purpose to a new record.”
“There’s a lot of personal stuff in the album,” adds Craig, “that only worked in the context of a Power of Dreams album. There’s a song for my mother, who played a huge part in the band’s beginnings. She allowed us to rehearse in her kitchen, garden shed for years and never complained once. I wrote the song ‘Margaret’ in 2000 when she was dying in hospital.”
“I am doing this for the fans who have been asking for it for 25 years. But also for myself and the guys in the band. It was a special time in our lives and I hope the new album is a worthy follow up to Immigrants,” concludes Craig.
Listen to Power of Dreams' new single 'America' below: