The video for the new single Stand (Chase The Beast Away) by the late Ken Hensley was launched on 5th February. Stand is the second track to be taken from Hensley’s upcoming album My Book Of Answers, a collaboration with Russian fan Vladimir Emelin whose poems have been turned into an album’s worth of songs, a series of videos, a concert and an illustrated lyric book (available later this year). My Book Of Answers is to be released on 5th March 2021 as a CD/DVD and Vinyl Album, through Cherry Red Records.
You can pre-order the album here: http://cherryred.co/KenHensley and get Stand as instant grat on itunes and Amazon
Or Buy Stand here: http://cherryred.co/KenHensleyStand
Here’s a link to the video of Stand: https://youtu.be/YH_qweU2bkY
Stand was the first collaboration between Hensley and Emelin and the first song recorded. “I didn’t know if I could do it because I’ve never done it before,” said Hensley. “(Vladimir) loved it and he wanted me to do more and more until we finally ended up with an album’s worth of songs.”
All the elements of the track were recorded separately in home studios across Europe. Backing vocals were recorded in Italy, Russia, Yorkshire and Teddington, London, while other musicians and Hensley recorded their contributions in Spain.
Stand (Chase The Beast Away) bears all the hallmarks of a life spent, by Hensley, crafting classic rock music. Based on one of Emelin’s poems, Stand is an anthem of hope as we draw on the strength of love and friendship to confront our demons. The chorus soars ‘Stand up, stand strong, stand together and stand for as long as it takes,’ and together we are capable of great things.