Like The Who, Green Day, and Pink Floyd, Redlemon Stakes Claim to Rock Opera Genre with 'Fly [The End of Wars], Now Available on iTunes and TowerRecords.com'

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Like The Who's “Tommy” and "Quadrophenia," Green Day with “American Idiot,” and Pink Floyd's "The Wall," the virtual musical artist Redlemon now has staked its claim to the “rock opera” genre with the independent release of its debut, “Fly [The End of Wars].”

Like The Who's “Tommy” and "Quadrophenia," Green Day with “American Idiot,” and Pink Floyd's "The Wall," the virtual musical artist Redlemon now has staked its claim to the “rock opera” genre with the independent release of its debut, “Fly [The End of Wars].” The new effort marks the latest effort to write a long form of rock music that tells a story, this time about a musician who survives world devastation to find a new love and meaning in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

“Fly [The End of Wars]” follows the story of Redlemon, who emerges from the wreckage of a war-torn world, meets the love of his life, protests the idiocy of war, fights addiction and ends up drinking and dancing while the world finally blows up around him. The story summary and lyrics can be found at redlemonfly.com.

“I grew up discovering and absolutely adoring Tommy, Quadrophenia, The Wall, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, and other longer form rock musical efforts. I’ve been a writer my whole life and wanted to create something more than just a group of songs. I think the story is also a metaphor for a lot of what young people go through personally in their lives. I hope it gives people pause to think about these issues of personal struggle, addiction, war and peace, love and hate, trust and betrayal. All the while, they can rock out, enjoy great melodies, and get transported into a complex musical and lyrical realm,” says Rob Redlemon.

With classical training and an eye for plot development, the sound of Redlemon has been compared to artists such as Moby, Oasis, David Bowie, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Elton John and Billy Joel. With an emphasis on acoustic piano, and samples of beat poet Kenneth Patchen and even U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, it also reflects the diverse Philadelphia upbringing of Rob Redlemon.

“I also was raised in an area where many different types of music have their roots – from the Philadelphia sound, to art and punk rock, to piano-based singer-songwriter influences. From Charlene Holloway’s (Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan) amazing singing, to Jay Davidson (Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey) and his signature sax-playing, there is no reason why all those influences can’t be represented in a single musical effort,” says Rob Redlemon.

“Fly [The End of Wars]” is now available on major music download services such as Apple’s iTunes and AOL’s MusicNet, at CDBaby.com and TowerRecords.com, and at retail stores, including the Galley of Sound stores. For further information contact Redlemon Ventures, LLC at 267-625-3951 (press and industry inquiries only).

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