All of the info about SAIL ON 1st single: Click/tap HERE
All of the info about VOICES OF SILENCE 2nd single: Click/tap HERE
All of the info about ONE BY ONE 3rd single: Click/tap HERE

December 5, 2022

John Norum’s 𝗚𝗢𝗡𝗘 𝗧𝗢 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗬 featured for two weeks the 𝗧𝗢𝗣 𝗧𝗘𝗡 𝗔𝗟𝗕𝗨𝗠𝗦 chart (#3 and #7) – based on website views, social media activity and radio airplay – at the David Randall’s “Assume the Position” show for Get Ready to Rock! Radio (UK). Thank you David and GRTR! for all the great support along the years! https://getreadytorockradio.com/shows/assume-the-position-david-randall/ 

GRTR Radio UK - Top Ten Albums chart 2022

𝑨 𝒔𝒐𝒍𝒊𝒅 9/10, 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖’𝒓𝒆 𝒂 𝒈𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒓 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒚𝒆𝒓 𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒆𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂 𝒈𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒓 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒚𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒃𝒖𝒎 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒕𝒂𝒍𝒌 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒗𝒐𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒐 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒌𝒆. 𝑺𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒑𝒓𝒐𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 JOHN NORUM 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒅, 𝒂 𝒇𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄 𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒅 𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒌 𝒂𝒍𝒃𝒖𝒎 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒅𝒆𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒊𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒂 𝒇𝒂𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒃𝒖𝒎𝒔, 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒃𝒆 𝒅𝒊𝒔𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒐𝒓 𝒊𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖’𝒓𝒆 𝒂 Europe 𝒇𝒂𝒏 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒔𝒏’𝒕 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒗𝒆𝒅 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒐 𝑱𝒐𝒉𝒏’𝒔 𝒂𝒍𝒃𝒖𝒎𝒔, 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒂 𝒈𝒐.

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PRESS RELEASE – October 28, 2022

JOHN NORUM releases his new album “GONE TO STAY”.
John Norum is mostly known as the founder and lead guitarist of the rock band Europe, which quickly took the name as Sweden’s biggest rock export with songs such as “The Final Countdown”, “Carrie” and “Rock the Night”, and has sold over 15 million albums worldwide.

Today marks the release of his 9th solo album titled “GONE TO STAY”. Three singles from the album has previously been released: “Sail On”, “Voices of Silence” and “One by One” (feat. Åge Sten Nilsen)’ and now you’ll finally get to hear the highly ancitipated album in its entirety.

Among some of the previously unheard tracks from the album you can hear John Norum making a revisit of his song “Face the Truth” which was released back in 1992, his interpretation of none other than David Bowie’s “Lady Grinning Soul”, and another guest vocal performance by Åge Sten Nilsen on “Norma”.

The album is produced by John Norum together with Peer Stappe, and mixed by Wyn Davis.

The title track “Gone to Stay” is released together with a music video directed by award-winning Patric Ullaeus from rEvolver Film Company.
Watch the music video on GAIN YT channel: GONE TO STAY

“GONE TO STAY” is out now on all music streaming platforms https://orcd.co/gonetostay, as well as on CD and vinyl https://orcd.co/gonetostaycdlp (GAIN / Fifth Music Island).
The Japanese release by Victor JVC with the instrumental bonus track “Magnetic Soul” can be ordered at Jvcmusic.co.jp
Overseas people can purchase it via parallel exporting services: CD JapanAmazon.JP and HMV Japan.

Sincerely Fifth Island Music and GAIN.
Press/promo contact: simon@fifthislandmusic.se.

GONE TO STAY – official music video
Directed by Patric Ullaeus

LYRICS – GONE TO STAY

I was born in a ragged home
didn’t have much but I didn’t care
I was heading for the danger zone
he time was right to disappear
Now it’s time to get away
where the sunshine’s all day
but the truth is that
I’m here to stay
I might be back,
another time another day
Down down down
I’m gone to stay
I have no fear of getting old
I live my life not like I’ve been told
I got to move I got to take control,
but in the end it’s all
about the same old song
But now I finally had my way
all the bad times are gone to stay
Searching for truth it’s time to pay
I might be be back,
another time another day
Down down down
I found my way
Let me fly I’m gone to stay
I was born a bag of bones
But now Im back like a rollin’ stone
Now it’s time to get away
Where the sun shines all day
But the truth is I’m here to stay
I might be back
another time another day
Down down down down
shine on me
Reach the sky and you will see

TRACKLIST

Voices of Silence
Sail On
Gone to Stay
One by One
What do You Want
Lady Grinning Soul
Norma
Calling
Terror over Me
Face the Truth (Revisited)

GONE TO STAY album cover art
GONE TO STAY press release October 28th
GONE TO STAY - music video
GONE TO STAY album reviews flyer

STREAM the ALBUM online
https://orcd.co/gonetostay

STREAM the ALBUM online https://orcd.co/gonetostay

BUY your copy of the CD / Vinyl
https://orcd.co/gonetostaycdlp

BUY your copy of the CD / Vinyl https://orcd.co/gonetostaycdlp

October 25, 2022

JOHN NORUM‘s 9th solo album GONE TO STAY is out OCTOBER 28th by GAIN / FIFTH ISLAND MUSIC and VICTOR JVC! With three smashing singles released, we’ll finally get to hear the album in its entirety this Friday!

PRESS RELEASE – August 10, 2022

JOHN NORUM will release his 9th solo album titled “GONE TO STAY” on October 28, 2022.
Mostly known as the founder and lead guitarist from the rock band Europe that quickly took the name as Sweden’s biggest rock export with the songs “The Final Countdown”, “Carrie” and “Rock the Night”, and has sold over 15 million albums worldwide.

Two singles from the album have been released: “SAIL ON” and “VOICES OF SILENCE“, and will be closely followed by the third single “ONE BY ONE” which is set for release this September 2nd.

The album is produced by John Norum himself together with Peer Stappe, and mixed by Wyn Davis.

The album will be released on the 28th of October. It will be available digitally on all streaming platforms, as well as on CD and vinyl available for pre-order NOW.

Click/tap the image to enter the ALBUM PRE-ORDER page
(European release by GAIN / Fifth Island Music)

Sincerely, FIFTH ISLAND MUSIC and GAIN

Press/promo contact: simon@fifthislandmusic.se.

Click/tap the image to enter the ALBUM PRE-SAVE page
(European release by GAIN / Fifth Island Music)

GONE TO STAY” album – Japanese release with the instrumental bonus trackMAGNETIC SOUL” out October 28th by Victor JVC Ent.
PRE-ORDERS start soon!

GONE TO STAY album - Japanese tracklist
GONE TO STAY album - Japanese release
GONE TO STAY album - press release August 10th 2022 - part I
GONE TO STAY album - press release August 10th 2022 - part II

PRESS RELEASE – April 29, 2022

JOHN NORUM is set to release his 9th solo album titled GONE TO STAY later this year. Mostly known as the founder and lead guitarist from the rock band Europe that quickly took the name as Sweden’s biggest rock export with the songs  “The Final Countdown”, “Carrie” and “Rock the Night”, and has sold over 10 million albums worldwide.

Furthermore, Norum has collaborated with many known musicians such as Don Dokken, Marcel Jacob, Glenn Hughes to name a few.

Sincerely: FIFTH ISLAND MUSIC, GAIN, LINC and DOCKS.

For press inquiries and requests please contact: simon@fifthislandmusic.se.

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