Today, fans can get their first taste of new music from the album with the
release of the new single and video, ‘We Go Together’. Watch the video HERE:
Pre-order/save “Tropical Thunder” HERE: https://orcd.co/tropicalthunder
“Overall we wanted more edge, more attitude, simply more rock n’ roll
compared to our first album. The songs on ‘Tropical Thunder’ definitely give
a more true picture of what Cruzh is all about. We’ve had some time to write
new material and get back to our roots since 2016, so I’d say that the
writing process went smoothly. I was kind of skeptical though prior to our
mixing sessions, which had to be done Covid-safe, which meant that Alex, who
lives in the same city as our producer Erik Wiss could attend, but the rest
of us had to send mixes and comments back and forth. However, the end result
turned out awesome anyway and we made the best of the situation,” says
guitarist Anton Joensson.
Of the first single, ‘We Go Together’, bassist Dennis Butabi Borg adds,
“It’s a song about the past and the future. The lyrics are actually based on
my childhood or early teenage years growing up in a small suburban village
in southern Sweden. It is about the carefree and exciting moments you had as
a kid, when school breaks seemed so long that you thought they’d never end,
and the only thing that mattered for the day was the adventures and
escapades you experienced with your best buddies on a warm summer’s night.
I’m talking about the feeling of invincibility and strength of never-ending
friendship. I think the theme of the song merges perfectly with the music.
The native touch in the intro really fetches the feeling of wildlife and
urge for excursion and when the chorus kicks in, who knows, you might wanna
go hiking. Listen, and forget the sometimes troubled reality for a while.
Take a trip down memory lane. This song is for all of you. It’s for all of
us. We are forever. We Go Together.”
Alex Waghorn was first introduced to Cruzh fans in 2019 with the release of
an acoustic version of the song “Aim For The Head”. Now, Waghorn, along with
Dennis Butabi Borg, Anton Joensson, and Matt Silver, are at long last ready
to unleash the band’s long-awaited second album. Melodic rock fans will not
be disappointed with the cavalcade of melodies, hooks, and catchy songs on
display on “Tropical Thunder”.
Cruzh was put together in 2013 after the demise of Swedish glam rockers
TrashQueen in which both Anton and Butabi played. The band spent their first
years releasing some very well-received self-produced demos. “Hard To Get”
and its successor, the darker “Aim For The Head,” got great reviews and by
late spring of 2015, just when Cruzh was about to release a new EP, they
were approached by Frontiers Music Srl who wanted to sign the band to a
deal. Cruzh started the album recording process by the end of summer 2015
and their self-titled debut was released in 2016 to rave reviews from the
melodic rock community.
After introducing new vocalist Alex Waghorn to the public via an acoustic
version of their track ‘Aim For The Head’ in 2019, the band spent 2020
working on their second album, “Tropical Thunder”. Now, in 2021, the long
wait for a follow-up album from Cruzh is over.
1. Tropical Thunder
2. We Go Together
3. Turn Back Time
4. Are You Ready?
6. New York Nights
7. All You Need
8. Line In The Sand
9. Moonshine Bayou
Alex Waghorn: lead & backing vocals
Anton Joensson: lead & rhythm guitars, acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Dennis Butabi Borg: bass, backing vocals
Matt Silver: drums & percussion, backing vocals
+Erik Wiss: keyboards & piano