Kansas Releases New Song “Jets Overhead”

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Kansas has just released their new song, “Jets Overhead.” This new track from the album Absence of Presence is a scathing cut of a rocker that notable violins and amazing vocal harmonies.

Frontman Ronnie Platt powers through with the opening phrases: “Jets fly overhead, and I can’t hear a word you say / I’ve never seen a look so serious painted on your face,” accompanying the overall theme of the song.

According to songwriter and guitarist Zak Rizvi, the track is one of his favorite tracks on the record, saying, “’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.”

Absence of Presence is Kansas’ 16th record and their newest release since 2016. “Making a new Kansas album sets a very high musical standard that is expected from our fans. From rockers to progressive epics to ballads, there is something on this recording for everybody,” said Rizvi previously.

“I think people will really be surprised by the album. The Absence of Presence shows the band firing on all cylinders,” Platt added.

Previous tracks have been teased in advance for the album’s release, with cuts like “Throwing Mountains” and “Memories Down The Line.” The Absence of Presence will be available for grabs on June 26 and can be pre-ordered as of now.

Kansas had plans to promote an album on a tour with Foreigner in 2020 but has postponed all commitments following the spread of COVID-19.