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New song 'Generation Mind' from the new album of the same name.

From Frontiers:

Vocalist Robin McAuley (McAuley Schenker Group), guitarist Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake), bassist Jeff Pilson (Foreigner, The End Machine, ex-Dokken), and drummer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big), otherwise known as BLACK SWAN will return with a second album, "Generation Mind" on April 8, 2022. The first single from the album, the title track, is out now.  A music video for 'Generation Mind' was filmed in Los Angeles recently and fans can expect that to premiere in the coming weeks.

Picking up where their stunning, and well-received, debut album “Shake The World” left off, the foursome once again delivers a powerful hard rock statement. With the entirety of the album written and composed by McAuley, Pilson, and Beach, "Generation Mind" sees Black Swan an even more cohesive and focused unit from their debut.

Once again produced and recorded by Jeff Pilson at Pilsound Studios in LA, with Matt Starr’s drums being recorded at On Deck Sound Studios, “Generation Mind" is another outstanding showcase for the musical talents of the instrumental players in the band as well as McAuley’s powerful voice, which seems to defy age. Black Swan has again produced something fresh, heavy, intensely melodic and an album that is certainly not a mish-mash of the members other bands, but it’s own unique sonic entity.

“Generation Mind” is a killer slice of melodic hard rock/metal from seasoned players who defied all expectations on their debut by having gelled musically so cohesively. And now, having established their sonic signature and being more in tune with one another's songwriting, they have taken the blueprint of "Shake The World" and taken it to the next level on "Generation Mind".

Whether you are a fan from “back in the day” of the members' other bands or brand new to the '80s hard rock scene and just diving in, "Generation Mind" is going to be essential listening!

"Generation Mind" Tracklisting:

1. Before The Light

2. She Hides Behind

3. Generation Mind

4. Eagles Fly

5. See You Cry

6. Killer On The Loose

7. Miracle

8. How Do You Feel

9. Long Way Down

10. Crown

11. Wicked The Day

12. I Will Follow



Robin McAuley - Lead Vocals, Background Vocals

Reb Beach - Guitars, Background Vocals

Jeff Pilson - Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Keys, Background Vocals

Matt Starr - Drums, Percussion

Casey McAuley - Additional Background Vocals



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Not bad. It's not as immediate as the singles from the previous album. Perhaps it'll be a grower. 


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Let's all celebrate this most-important line from that press release:


With the entirety of the album written and composed by McAuley, Pilson, and Beach

No mention of ADV as a writer!

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7 hours ago, Glen said:

I think that song is better than the debut. v nice 

Yes. Really like the debut, but this new single is their best song so far.

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I'm really digging this track. Thought they really struck something good on the first album and they must have agreed enough to continue onto a second album. This song sounds like classic hard rock to me.  

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Yep..The debut was excellent. Looking forward to hearing more of this

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On my must get list.....am a huge Beach and Pilson fan, and McAuley, still screaming it out all these years. 

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On 2/4/2022 at 12:00 PM, Glen said:

I think that song is better than the debut. v nice 


Debut was just okay at best for me.  Overall just didn't find the songs that catchy or something.  I know I listened to it a few times thinking I should've dug it but never did.  Robin sounded great on it though.  Think it was mostly just the songs themselves that didn't do much for me.

Digging this tune though.


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Got this today and its brilliant imho...only two spins through but it just sounds so good.

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