Paul Stanley Releases New Full Length Album with His R&B Group "Soul Station"
The Star Child, KISS Legend pays homage to legendary R&B tunes
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
February 19, 2021
For the better part of the last 40+ years you’ve known Paul Stanley as frontman of the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame rock gods, KISS. Most of the world knows him as Star Child, strutting on stage in full on face makeup, platform boots and spandex to adoring crowds in sold out arenas across the globe. Over the last five years though he’s been putting his passion project to work with a different musical group with a whole new (or rather old as in classic) sound Paul Stanley's Soul Station, a 15-piece ensemble replete with strings, a vibrant horn section and lush back up harmonies recreating the classic R&B sounds of the Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, The Spinners, The Delfonics and more.
This change in musical direction is not as sudden as one might think. While he has obviously absorbed the sounds of the heavy British rock groups of the late 60's and built upon that with his primary gig in KISS, Stanley says many of the R&B groups of his youth made a deep impression. The new record includes Stanley and Co's faithful renditions of 9 cover songs along with 5 originals.
We were fortunate to chat with Stanley virtually from his home in LA recently about his latest full-length release, the groups’ first, entitled Now and Then.
Stanley says Soul Station "isn’t trying to replicate or imitate" but rather stay true to it “pay homage to it and give it what it deserves. And I think from what everybody has told us so far we’ve done that and then some."
LifeMinute agrees he and his Soul Station certainly have.