Featuring Robyn, Trent Reznor, Dam Funk, Daryl Hall, Donald Fagen, Joe Walsh & Joe Satriani!
Iconic songwriter, recording artist, producer and innovator Todd Rundgren returns on Cleopatra Records with White Knight, a 12-track colored vinyl collection featuring a dynamic range of original songs and deft studio work by Rundgren, with an incredible array of guests to match, including Trent Reznor, Dam Funk, Donald Fagen, Daryl Hall, Robyn, Joe Satriani, Joe Walsh, and others.
The songs on White Knight, all Rundgren originals or co-writes with some of the album guests, range from hip-hop flecked funk and dystopian synth rock to soaring ballads and crisp power pop. Album opener "Come" swirls with oscillating rhythms and sweeping layers of synths. More squiggling synths drive the feature with Daryl Hall, "Chance For Us," giving way to a rich sax solo and a punchy, squelching bass line. Robyn soars on the pop anthem "That Could Have Been Me," while Todd and Donald Fagen harmonize on the timely political jab "Tin Foil Hat."
"It's easy to get used to playing to your own audience, even if you are absorbing and experimenting with new ideas," says Rundgren. "I wanted to collaborate not just for the musical possibilities, but also to play for new audiences and expose my fans to the range of artists I enjoy working with."