EX- NO AUTHORITY LEAD VOCALIST-TURNED-SOLO-ARTIST RICKY REBEL
IS BACK WITH HIS NEW RELEASE, “THE BLUE ALBUM”
He toured with Britney Spears, was discovered by Michael Jackson & signed to Madonna’s Maverick label, but now he’s doing it on his own terms.
(LOS ANGELES) August 1, 2014 ... He was discovered by Michael Jackson, toured with Britney Spears, signed to Michael Jackson’s custom-label at Sony, then Madonna’s Maverick label. Now, the former lead vocalist of No Authority, Ricky G., now known as Ricky Rebel, is back with an edgy solo release, “The Blue Album”, featuring his single “Star”. Ricky produced the album, Claudio Cueni (JLo) mixed the tracks and the album is available through iTunes and www.RickyRebelRocks.com
“The Blue Album” is a journey of decadent, glam-pop rebel-music tracks with hints of Adam Lambert and Madonna. The songs are musical stories of love, loss, ambition, inspiration, rebellion, salvation and living unapologetically without fear. The collection is also a reflective look at the events that have shaped his life after dying his hair blue.
"My life changed dramatically when I turned my hair blue,” Ricky explains. “Blue is associated with healing elements of the sky and heavens. Blue is beautiful, but it’s also associated with dark feelings and depression. I created an album that reflected all of the complexities of the color. There are light-blue and dark-blue sides to the album."
The album opens with the anthem-track “Star” then dips into the emotional highs and lows through songs including the tongue-and-check “Boys And Sometimes Girls” in which Ricky hilariously sings about a “rather freaky problem” that he has, “Around the World (Sekaijū No)”, a nod to Ricky’s deep love of Japanese culture, and “Rebel the Darkness”, a track dedicated to the LGBT community that encourages people to take a stand for those who are afraid to stand on their own.
“The Blue Album” is the follow up to Ricky’s 2012 “Manipulator” album that features the hits “Geisha Dance”, “Get It On”, “You Need a Woman” and the title track. “Geisha Dance” spent ten weeks on the Mediabase chart that powers “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”, and MTV’s “Good Vibes” also featured music from the album.