News out of Sweden, is that ERIK GRÖNWALL, lead singer of H.E.A.T and in our book one of the greatest current vocalists in the world... has announced that he is leaving the band.
This IS sad news to us, since we got to know the band with Erik at the helm, and it s certainly not easy to replace him. However, if one person can replace him, it s original H.E.A.T vocalist KENNY LECKREMO!
Yup, Kenny s back! He fronted the band on their first two albums in the 00s, and was the singer of their 2009 Melodifestivalen-Eurovision attempt "1000 Miles". So despite the loss of Erik from the band, we KNOW Kenny is the ONE vocalist who could possibly take his place, and is certainly a good fit to take the band forward.
The move was Erik s choice, and it is clear they are parting on amicable terms. Erik said he was "leaving the group to pursue other interests".
So as we are saying goodbye to "Erik-H.e.a.t", here s what they achieved with him: FOURTEEN Top 10 hits, of which three reached #1 (and 11 reached the Top 5!
And all 4 albums fronted by Erik hit the Top 10, with this year s "H.e.a.t II" still in the lead to become Album of the Year!
So wishing Erik all the best, and trusting we ll be seeing and hearing more from him. And certainly confident that the "new old-H.e.a.t" will continue to deliver the goods!