New Styx Album Confirmed By Ricky Phillips
Styx's Dennis De Young live in Los Angeles, 2014 - Eduardo Seijas / Youtube
American rock outfit Styx has recently announced their plans regarding a new album, as confirmed by bassist Ricky Phillips, with talks already initiated between the band and the management. One can remember their 2017 album release, The Mission, after almost 14 years of waiting and here they are with a follow-up two years later.
In an interview with Audio Ink Radio, Phillips said, “I think there’s already ideas flowing. And as soon as we find a break — probably more towards the end of the year — we’ll probably start formulating those ideas a little deeper. But, yeah, it’s in motion.” He also brought up the fact about the present music scene in the industry, and whether it would be ideal to release a new record this day and age.
He continued, “We had witnessed people putting out records that we thought were good, of our peers — major bands — and they were kind of going nowhere.So we thought part of that was part of maybe the exercise of abstaining. Everybody’s going, ‘Oh, it doesn’t make sense. It won’t sell.’ Back in the day, if you didn’t sell, what’s a gold record, 500,000? — and anything less than that was really a failure. Well, now, you’d be lucky to sell 50,000. And so we thought, ‘What’s the point? It’s gonna cost a lot of money.'”
“We’re still songwriters, so we’ve all been collecting all these ideas over the years. And Tommy came up with the concept for the mission to Mars that is supposed to happen in the year 2033, and it just developed and developed, and it got bigger and better,” Phillips concluded.