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- Posted on Aug 5th 2009 11:00AM by Robyn Flans
"Mick understands what the sound and vibe of Foreigner is supposed to be," says Kelly Hansen -- the band's lead singer since 2005 -- of the song written by Jones, Hansen and producer Marti Frederiksen. "Regardless of the members, there is a definite musical thread.
"I'm standing next to the guy who wrote and played all those original riffs," Hansen continues. "Everybody in this band has worked hard to really think about, listen to and understand what elements bring this band to what it's supposed to be. I've seen other bands who go out there who don't play the parts properly, they don't care, it doesn't sound right and there's an attitude. We all care about what we're doing, we're putting our energy into it. I respect this music and want to do it the justice it deserves."
At the same time, Hansen knows it's important that they each bring their own personality to the table. "The classic question for me was about filling [original vocalist] Lou Gramm's shoes," he says. "Well, I'm not trying to fill Lou's shoes, I'm filling my own shoes. That's what I have to do because if I don't bring myself and my own sincerity to this, it's not going to work anyway."
The band's new album, 'Can't Slow Down,' will be released September 29. Listen to the first single, 'When It Comes to Love,' exclusively below.