Launch of video for
Lost (My Guardian) – the first track from
Ken Hensley album My Book of Answers
The new video for the single Lost (My Guardian) by the late Ken Hensley is launched today, 8th January 2021. Taken from his forthcoming new album My Book Of Answers, Lost (My Guardian) is the first track to be released from Hensley’s collaboration with Russian fan Vladimir Emelin whose poems have been turned into an album’s worth of songs, a series of videos, a concert and an illustrated lyric book (available later this year). My Book Of Answers is to be released on 5th March 2021 as a CD/DVD and Vinyl Album, through Cherry Red Records. You can buy the track HERE.
To watch the video of Lost (My Guardian) click HERE.
Drawing on the strong faith of both Hensley and Emelin, Lost (My Guardian) is a spiritual quest, as they search for a light in the darkness:
I’m lost, out here in Neverland
I’m lost, just a man without a plan
I’m lost, I’m doing all I can
But the winds of fate are hard
And I’m lost without my guardian tonight
The track is driven along with a strong riff, as Hensley calls on his half-century of creating classic rock, while there is a vulnerability in his voice reflecting the struggle Hensley says he had to find his own identity following his departure, after 10 years, from rock legends Uriah Heep.
Speaking just days before his untimely death in November 2020, Hensley said: “I lived in America for twenty years after I left Uriah Heep and I really needed time to rediscover myself, get rid of my drug habit and see if there was anything left of a human being in there after my life had been buried in Uriah Heep for ten and a half years. It took a long time to get there but I got there in the end.”
My Book Of Answers is released on 5th March 2021 as a CD/DVD and Vinyl Album through Cherry Red Records. Pre-order it HERE.
About Ken Hensley
Ken Hensley was one of the most important musicians over the past fifty years. His work with Uriah Heep in the 1970s helped to make the band hugely influential. Hensley was Uriah Heep’s keyboard player, guitarist, vocalist and principal songwriter, responsible for such classics as Lady In Black, Easy Livin’ and Look At Yourself, and providing Uriah Heep with much of their musical direction. Leaving the band in 1980 to pursue a solo career, he also collaborated with Florida-based hard rock band Blackfoot, L.A. heavy metal band W.A.S.P. and Cinderella. “Ken Hensley wrote the rule book for heavy metal keyboards as far as I’m concerned,” W.A.S.P.’s frontman Blackie Lawless is quoted as saying.
Following his departure from Uriah Heep, Hensley lived in America where he met his wife-to-be Monica. The Hensley’s settled on a farm near Alicante, Spain, and married in 2004. A very spiritual person, Hensley became an inspiration to many and known for encouraging talented artists and enjoyed the love and respect of fans the world over. “It’s enduring and I’m happy that most of them are still alive!” he said. “I love to meet them when I go out on the road but at the moment that’s not possible.”
Hensley’s solo career began in 1973 with Proud Words On A Dusty Shelf, and Ken remained as busy and prolific as ever, with a career that spanned sales in excess of 45 million albums. Hensley worked with leading artists across the globe and he became known as an inspiration for encouraging other talented artists.
Reflecting on 50-plus years in the music business, he added: “It’s been a great career. I can’t look through the (Uriah Heep) box set without having a huge smile on my face! To be celebrating my music 50 years on is quite something. We weren’t a hit with the critics but we listened to the people who bought tickets and albums and, unfortunately, the critics ignored them. It just went on and on and on. We pulled together and achieved everything we set out to do. It was a wonderful life and career. My life has been fantastic but it’s not been easy, it was a lot of hard work but when you do what you love best it doesn’t seem like hard work.”
My Book of Answers is released on 5th March
Formats – CD/DVD and Vinyl Album
Pre-order the album HERE.
Watch the video for LOST HERE.
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