Swedish hard rock outfit Bonafide are set to drop their first new album in six years.
Following the forward momentum generated by 2017’s Flames, Bonafide decided the best approach was to take their time fleshing out their next slab of rock goodness, focussing on quality over quantity with Are You Listening?, which will be unleashed on October 27.
Featuring all of the rock-drenched numbers we have come to love and expect from Bonafide, Are You Listening? also manages to elevate that meat-and-potatoes classic take on the genre and amplify things to 11 in pursuit of rock and roll immortality.
HEAVY caught up with vocalist/guitarist Pontus Snibb to find out more.
“We have released two singles so far and had a really good response, so I’m happy,” he began.
We ask Snibb to go into more details on what Bonafide were going for musically with Are You Listening?
“It’s a classic, bona fide rock and roll album,” he smiled. “You could say it’s the sister album to all of the AC/DC albums (laughs). It’s that kind of riff rock. We’re proud of it. We once again used Sweden’s best rock and roll producer to do it, so it sounds ace as well.”
In the full interview, Pontus talks more about what to expect from the album, the two singles released and how they represent the album as a whole, having Nisse Hellberg from Wilmer X guest on the track Snacket, the recording process and how it differed to previous albums, capturing a live feel in the studio, the early days of Bonafide and the musical climate that created them, touring plans and more.