With seven studio albums in nearly two decades of band history, Sweden’s root rock figureheads Siena Root are constantly working on something new. They’ve continually changed their approach and experimented with their sound — not only to keep their music fresh but to challenge themselves which is one of the main reasons why the group’s relevance remains after all these years.
Besides touring with acts such as Deep Purple and Dewolff, the quartet — founding members drummer Love Forsberg and bassist Sam Riffer with guitarist Johan Borgström and vocalist/keyboardist Zubaida Solid — have always brought an infectious performance to stages globally. Those lucky enough to attend one of Siena Root’s post-pandemic tours earlier this year may already know how the band spent the Corona years recording a brand-new album that is finally set to be released next year via their new label home of Atomic Fire Records!
Comments the band: “The ‘Dynamic Root Rock Experience’ called Siena Root caught fire a long time ago. As we all know, you need to catch a fire to be burnin’ and this time Siena Root caught an Atomic Fire: we are very proud and honored to announce that we are a part of the Atomic Fire Records family now. The new album, ‘Revelation’, will be released in early 2023, stay tuned”!
Atomic Fire Records CEO Markus Wosgien adds: “We’re very happy to enrich our roster with Siena Root’s innovative mixture of classic, folk, and psychedelic rock. Their musical path as well as their everchanging sound charmed us enormously, leading to their new opus ‘Revelation’, which is nothing short of amazing. It’s an album that surely won’t only fascinate rockers but also fans beyond the genre. What an outstanding group. They truly know how to perform this music the right way”!
The record title definitely keeps its word: it’s a sonic “Revelation” and has become the most versatile offering in Siena Root’s long-spanning career, guiding listeners through a true journey rather than simply stringing together song after song. But that’s not all: the first appetizer, new single “Little Burden” which premiered live in 2022, can be enjoyed alongside a music video, edited by Linus Grane, below.
Elaborates the band: “This is a first taste of Siena Root’s journey when introducing the more acoustic side of the ‘Dynamic Root Rock Experience’. The song deals with leaving the city and the experience that comes with that. ‘Little Burden’ is a song that describes the feeling of melancholy and battle one experiences when faced with the arbitrary issues of man and when burdens, however small and inconsequential, make you weary and sometimes even poison you”.
More info on Siena Root’s eagerly awaited eighth studio album as well as preorder details will be unveiled before the end of the year.
Zubaida Solid – Vocals, keys
Johan Borgström – Guitars
Sam Riffer – Bass
Love Forsberg – Drums