Robert Pehrsson is one of the most talented Swedish rock guitarists and an outstanding songwriter as well. In the past, he has worked with such diverse acts such as Runemagick, Thunder Express, Death Breath, Dundertåget, Imperial State Electric, Slingblade and also Dagger. Robert Pehrsson first picked up his guitar in 1987 and started a professional career in 1994.
In 2013, his debut longplayer under the name of Robert Pehrsson's Humbucker was released via High Roller Records. It was a perfect example for a contemporary “classic rock” album, landing the Swedish guitarist extraordinaire the “album of the month” award in Germany's leading independent metal magazine Rock Hard. »Long Way To The Light« followed in 2016 again receiving outstanding reviews in the international rock press.
The new album »Out Of The Dark« carries on where »Long Way To The Light« has left off three years earlier. “It's a continuation of the light and dark theme that has been a constant on all three albums,” explains the guitarist. “I think »Out Of The Dark« really fits the material of the new album. The title says it all. I wrote, produced, engineered, recorded and mixed the album myself at my own studio simply called 'Studio Humbucker'. It was a lot of work, but I had a lot of fun, too. The approach is pretty much the same as for the first two records, although I try to step up my game for each album.”
»Out Of The Dark« brims with energy and finesse. Although stylistically »Out Of The Dark« is steeped in 1970s hard rock, it's not a copycat retro album. It does sound quite contemporary … The Swedish guitarist explains: “I don't try to be retro, and I don't even want to be retro. The thing is, the way I go about making music is old fashioned, at least these days. You could almost say that four people playing instruments and singing is retro today. It's crazy!”
Just like the two previous albums, »Out Of The Dark« is once again a very uplifting record, a very positive record. Does this reflect how Robert Pehrsson feels as a human being? He confirms: ”I want to feel positive and I want to be a positive presence in other people's life. I have had many dark periods in my life and one of the ways I deal with that is through my music. I'm glad you say that it feels positive to listen to. A lot of the lyrics deal with heavy topics. But I don't wanna come off as a sad, pretentious songwriter. The songs are about losing love, finding love, death, life, depression, friendship, joy. It's like taking a journey through life and hopefully come out the other side a wiser person.”