Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and partner Orianthi have revealed details of their new EP. Released on Monday (2nd October 2017) under the moniker of RSO, the 'Rise' EP features five brand new tracks. Lead track 'Masterpiece' is available to listen to now, on the link below.
The release sees the two platinum-selling singer-songwriters and world-class guitarists teaming up as a duo. The EP, released via BMG, is the first taste of the versatility that is at the heart of RSO. Encompassing elements of rock, blues, pop, R&B and country, the harmonious blend of Sambora and Orianthi’s voices and guitars is front and centre on 'Rise', putting a fresh spin on male-female duets..
RSO displays the undeniable chemistry that Sambora and Orianthi have onstage and off as both a real-life couple and creative partners. They self-describe their journey as; “A true Bonnie and Clyde rock and roll kind of story,” instantly connecting four years ago in Hawaii when Orianthi was performing with Alice Cooper, and then travelling around the world writing and recording together. The love, friendship, laughter, and passion for music that surrounds Sambora and Orianthi daily is palpable on 'Rise', a collection of songs with catchy melodies and uplifting lyrics that are meant to bring people together, empower them, and making them feel good.
RSO has everything from rocking stadium-fillers like the roaring title track 'Rise' to heartfelt tunes like the piano-driven ballad 'Truth' to bright, country-infused songs like 'Good Times'. Fans can also visit the pair's official website to purchase exclusive bonus content that includes a reggae version of 'Good Times'.
American rock icon and Songwriters Hall of Famer Sambora has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has co-written over twenty Top 40 hits and eleven Top 10 hits, both with his former act, and as a solo artist.
Australian guitar virtuoso Orianthi has shared stages with the likes of Michael Jackson, Santana, Prince, and ZZ Top, and was the first female member of Alice Cooper’s band.
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Rise EP Tracklisting:
4. Take Me
5. Good Times