A Storm Is Coming contains six epic songs clocking in at 51 minutes, built around the central themes of human relations and loss, written as a dialogue between two persons. A Storm Is Coming is the new album from Airbag front man Bjørn Riis. The new album is both heavier and tenderer than the previous releases, and Bjørn Riis manages to majestically combine the art of rock, prog and atmospheric pop. The track Icarus,
Riis says, «Icarus is based on this chord progression that I had laying around that seemed to fit the more stripped down rock production that I had in mind for the new album. The title refer to the old Greek tale about Icarus flying too close to the sun and getting burned. This hybrid is translated to a relationship between two people where one is constantly being burned for trying too much. I’m very proud of the vocals on this one and I think we managed to create a sound that’s, at least for me, a bit different to what I’ve done on previous albums.
Bjørn Riis is one of the founding members, the lead guitarist, producer and main songwriter of the highly successful Norwegian band Airbag. The band’s four critically acclaimed albums has gained Airbag a strong following around the globe. Together with Airbag and as a solo artist, Bjørn has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the prog genre, including Marillion, Yes, Saga and Neal Morse.
Riis released his highly acclaimed and awarded debut solo album, Lullabies in a Car Crash, in November 2014, and the follow up, Forever Comes to an End, in May 2017. Both albums produced by Riis.