The official lyric for DEF LEPPARD‘s new single, “Take What You Need”, might be seen under. It’s the second single from DEF LEPPARD‘s upcoming album, “Diamond Star Halos”, which can arrive on Might 27 through UMe. The follow-up to 2015’s self-titled LP is on the market for pre-order now in a number of configurations, together with a deluxe version, 2-LP vinyl, digital codecs and extra. Unique bundles together with newly designed album merch have additionally launched.
Final month, DEF LEPPARD launched “Diamond Star Halos”‘s first single, “Kick”. The music thrusts into an anthemic stadium-ready frenzy kickstarted with driving guitars and bombastic drums woven into its musical cloth. In the meantime, the refrain has all of the makings of one other iconic LEPPARD hit with its skyscraping vocals and melodies the band has turn out to be synonymous for.
DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, who got here up with “Kick” as a further observe after the primary 14 songs have been already accomplished, advised Billboard that “‘Kick’ represented the place we have been at as properly. It is obtained that glam rock really feel, that hand-clap groove, large vocals. It was only a no-brainer. It was not solely that it is obtained to be on the album, it is obtained to be the primary single as properly.”
“It is a stadium anthem, and we have been about to enter stadiums,” singer Joe Elliott mentioned. “We did not write it for that purpose, however Phil‘s all the time making an attempt to put in writing the subsequent ‘Sugar’ or ‘We Will Rock You’ or ‘I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll’. All of us are, however he really got here up with one, and it is, like, ‘Yeah, we have got to try this,’ so now it’s a 15-song report.”
The paintings for “Diamond Star Halos” is artwork in itself. The design follows pedigree with their immediately recognizable album covers from their celebrated previous. With photos by world famend photographer and director Anton Corbijn, styling ideas by Maryam Malakpour and graphics by the U.Okay.-based Munden Brothers, the design really follows the band’s affect by way of their eyes at present.
Over the previous two years, DEF LEPPARD recorded “Diamond Star Halos” concurrently in three completely different international locations with Elliott in Eire, Rick Savage (bass) in England, and Collen, Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) in the US. With out the strain of timelines or a set schedule, they poured all of their vitality into crafting 15 significant tracks with a mix of traditional spirit meets trendy fireplace. Thematically, they nodded to their earliest collective influences similar to David Bowie, T.REX and MOTT THE HOOPLE, amongst others. The title itself notably references T.REX‘s “Bang a Gong (Get It On)”. Nonetheless, they did not embark on this journey alone. The multi-Grammy Award-winning and legendary artist Alison Krauss lent her immediately recognizable and angelic voice to “This Guitar” and “Lifeless”, whereas David Bowie pianist Mike Garson performs on “Goodbye For Good This Time” and “Angels (Cannot Assist You Now)”.
“Diamond Star Halos” observe itemizing:
01. Take What You Need
03. Hearth It Up
04. This Guitar (feat. Alison Krauss]
05. Sos Emergency
06. Liquid Mud
07. U Rok Mi
08. Goodbye For Good This Time
09. All We Want
10. Open Your Eyes
11. Gimme A Kiss
12. Angels (Cannot Assist You Now)
13. Lifeless (feat. Alison Krauss)
15. From Right here To Eternity
DEF LEPPARD‘s “The Stadium Tour” with MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS was initially scheduled to happen in the summertime of 2020 however ended up being pushed again to 2021, after which to 2022, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Picture credit score: Anton Corbijn