2019 album. Also available on CD.
Formed in 1992 in Georgia, USA, this rock quintet have three original members: lead singer and guitarist Ed Roland, guitarist Dean Roland & bass player Will Turpin. The current line-up have been together since 2014 with Johnny Rabb on drums and Jesse Triplett on lead guitar.
From their humble beginnings in Stockbridge, GA to the heights of playing to sold-out audiences all over the world, Collective Soul has cemented their place in music by creating indelible, smash-hits like “Shine”, “Breathe”, “December”, “The World I Know”, “Gel”, “Heavy”, “Precious Declaration” and more. The band’s new album ‘Blood’ is the culmination of a quarter-century of assessing not only where they’ve come from, but also where they’re going.
“I think ‘Blood’ expresses where we’ve been on this life journey,” observes frontman Ed Roland. “And we’ve done so with songs featuring piano and strings to those with a lot of guitar riffs. ‘Blood’ is an accumulation of all the different styles we’ve used over the years — but it’s still Collective Soul. I think it’s the best we’ve ever done.” From the hard-charging skitter of “Over Me” to the optimistic declaration of “Right As Rain”, the hopeful uplift of a man “Changed”, and the tender promise of “Big Sky”, ‘Blood’ delivers in full from stem to stern.