Kansas Release New Song “Memories Down The Lane”
A snap from Kansas' music video for "Memories Down the Line" - InsideOutMusicTV / Youtube
Kansas have just pushed a new sneak peek at their upcoming album, The Absence Of Presence, which is set to launch on June 26. The lyric video for a new song, “Memories Down the Line” has been released for the consumption of fans.
Sentimentality floods the music video, showcased by the photographs of families that come to life in the form of short vignettes, reinforcing the message of the song in the generation-upon-generation imagery provided.
Keyboardist Tom Brislin shared the background of the song in an interview with Prog. “‘Memories Down the Line’ starts out as a piano-based rock ballad. It builds dynamically to a more powerful sound that still has a sense of longing to it. Lyrically, I was intrigued by the concept of not only passing down one’s physical traits from generation to generation, but also the experiences that shape us. As with a number of coincidences occurring with this album, I had no idea we would be living through unforgettable times when the song would be released,” he discussed.
“We are living during a time when people are doing a lot of reflecting — reflecting on past memories or the memories they are making right now. ‘Memories Down the Line’ really makes one consider the importance of sharing our experiences with those who come after us. I love the sincerity of the song,” frontman Ronnie Platt added.
Kansas’ previous album, The Prelude Implicit, was released back in 2016. This upcoming record will be the band’s 16th studio LP and was previewed by several tracks that led to the release of the first single, “Throwing Mountains” back in April.