A Flock of Seagulls' Mike Score Releases New Single 'Somebody Like You'
Veteran musician and lead singer of the legendary 80s band A Flock of Seagulls is tapping into his pop/rock sensibilities and releasing "Somebody Like You," a new single from his upcoming solo album.
"I'm very excited about this song and the album as a whole. It's been a long time coming and for the A Flock of Seagull fans, it's going to sound different, but exciting at the same time," Score said.As a member of the popular British band, Score was there from the beginning as A Flock of Seagulls took the music world by storm in the 1980s with such hits as "I Ran," "Space Age Love Song" and "Wishing (if I Had a Photograph of You)," among others. Although A Flock of Seagulls is still going strong, Score always felt the need to record many of the songs that he had written over the years that were never recorded by the band. "They were good songs, but I never thought they really fit the kind of music the Seagulls played, so I put them away, thinking someday I'd record a solo album," he said. More than 30 years after A Flock of Seagulls made their debut, Score's new solo album is ready for release on March 1 and his new single is out today. "I'm especially proud of the new single 'Someone Like You.' I wrote it in a rehearsal where I came in and played a little piano then added the drums and we recorded it, but I ended up putting it away. I heard it again last year and knew it would be a great single and re-recorded it." "Someone Like You" is available at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikescore2, Amazon, iTunes and everywhere. The eclectic musician was born in Beverley, Yorkshire, England. Mike and his brother Alistair "Ali" Score and formed A Flock of Seagulls with Frank Maudsley on bass and Paul Reynolds on guitar in Liverpool in 1979. The band soon found superstardom with successive international hits such as "I Ran (So Far Away)," "Space Age Love Song," "Wishing (If I had a Photograph of You)," and "The More You Live, the More You Love." The Grammy-Award winning band continued its rise through the mid-1980s until it disbanded in 1986. In 1989, Mike Score reformed the group with other members after its other founding members declined to rejoin the group. The re-formed A Flock of Seagulls continued to release albums in the 1990s and 2000s and were featured in the popular VH1 show "Bands Reunited" in 2003. Today, Mike is the driving force with the band which also features Joe Rodriguez, Pando and Mike Brahm.