Paul Stanley has offered up a video preview from his side project, Paul Stanley’s Soul Station, which is off their upcoming debut album.
Stanley fronts a cover of the R&B classic “O-o-h Child” by the Five Stairsteps. In a statement to Rolling Stone, Paul Stanley said of the cover, “‘O-o-h Child’ is a song of optimism and hope. I think we could all use some words about things getting ‘brighter’ and a time when ‘we’ll walk in the rays of a beautiful sun.'”
Stanley added, “You can see the effect it has on us all performing and I’m certain the audience will feel that. I remember first hearing the Five Stairsteps on the radio and I felt like my problems were lifted from my shoulders. That’s the power of music and I want to share it.”
“O-o-h Child” is the first preview from Paul Stanley’s Soul Station’s debut album, Now and Then, which is due out on March 5. The album contains five original tracks and nine covers, including the Miracles’ “Tracks of my Tears,” the Spinners’ “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love” and the Temptations’ “Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me).”
Now and Then is available for pre-order in a variety of formats at PaulStanley.com.