‘Jets Overhead’ is a new single off their upcoming album The Absence of Presence
By Trent Sell
As one of America’s iconic classic rock bands, Kansas will release their 16th studio album The Absence of Presence. Three singles off the upcoming album have been released, including the latest track called “Jets Overhead.” The vibrant music video is filled with lyrical imagery as you fly over a fantasy-like world.
The new single gives listeners a taste of what’s to come on the full-length album. “Jets Overhead” is an epic rock ballad with soaring vocal harmines, melodic guitar runs, and a fierce violin solo.
Kansas guitarists, Zak Rizvi said “’Jets Overhead’ has become one of my favorite songs on the album. Tom Brislin wrote some fantastic lyrics, David Ragsdale’s violin solo is absolutely smoking and Ronnie Platt nailed the vocals.”
The Absence of Presence
This album marks the first music they put out since 2016, setting a new level a musicality explained Rizvi. “Making a new Kansas album sets a very high musical standard that is expected from our fans,” said the guitarist. “From rockers to progressive epics to ballads, there is something on this recording for everybody.”
Check out the teaser video in which Kansas gave fans a preview of some of the new tracks. Lead singer Ronnie Platt thinks fans will be pleasantly surprised with their upcoming work. “The Absence of Presence shows the band firing on all cylinders,” Platt proclaimed.
The Absence of Presence is set for release on June 26, 2020, and currently available for pre-order.
Plans to debut the album on a summer tour with Foreigner were halted due to the COVID-19.