The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer premiered the clip on March 19 via Billboard on the heels of launching his 1000 Hands Tour – Past, Present & Future, which kicked off March 11 in Orlando, Florida. Produced by Michael Franklin, the album has been in the works for three decades and features guest appearances from Anderson's ex-Yes bandmates Steve Howe and the late Chris Squire, along with rock and jazz greats like Ian Anderson, Steve Morse and Billy Cobham, among many others.
The video for “Ramalama” opens with a cappella harmony vocals as retro-60s psychedelic images flash across the screen. Anderson's distinctive voice shines forth both in the harmonies and lead vocals as he launches into the first verse, singing, “Get up and show me/You like to be there/To be real/To do something together now.”
1000 Hands is the “Owner of a Lonely Heart” hitmaker's 15th solo album and features 10 tracks. It is available for preorder here in various standard and limited edition bundles CD, vinyl, and digital formats. Check out the video for “Ramalama” above.
The 1000 Hands Tour will continue March 29 in Lynn, MA, at Lynn Auditorium and will include a big stop April 24 in San Diego at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay before wrapping up May 12 in Arlington, TX, at Kaboo Dallas. Get your tickets for Jon Anderson right here at AXS.