DEF LEPPARD has launched the official music video for its new single, “Hearth It Up”. It’s the third single from the band’s newest album, “Diamond Star Halos”, which is being launched at this time (Friday, Might 27) through UMe.
In a latest interview with Germany’s Rockland Radio, DEF LEPPARD singer Joe Elliott was requested why followers of his band ought to take heed to “Diamond Star Halos”. He responded: “If you happen to’re a DEF LEPPARD fan, I might think about there’s all the time a must take heed to some new music, as a result of as a lot because it’s nice to have this large again catalog of music, new music is what retains a band alive, so we wanna share that with our followers.
“Why would they wanna take heed to it?” he continued. “Effectively, I consider that it is a career-defining album. For a band that is been round now for 45 years, to make an album that is this robust, I consider, at this level of our profession is definitely fairly an achievement.
“I have been evaluating the scenario — not the album, however I have been evaluating the scenario — ‘Diamond Star Halos’ for DEF LEPPARD, I feel, is able to being what ‘Resort California’ was for THE EAGLES or ‘Rumours’ was for FLEETWOOD MAC. And what I imply by that’s what got here earlier than was fantastic; there was nothing unsuitable with it. In truth, THE EAGLES‘ ‘Best Hits’, which was their earlier album to ‘Resort California’ is without doubt one of the biggest-selling data of all time; it speaks for itself. And the FLEETWOOD MAC state of affairs — the Peter Inexperienced years, the Jeremy Spencer years — it was all sensible stuff. However then they put out ‘Rumours’ and THE EAGLES put out ‘Resort California’, and it was a quantum leap.”
Circling again to “Diamond Star Halos”, Elliott added: “I consider that this album is a quantum leap. It isn’t a rehash of ‘Pyromania’ or ‘Hysteria’ or any of our albums. It is received all of the flavors that DEF LEPPARD have had prior to now, nevertheless it’s received some new explorations that we have by no means achieved that I feel our viewers are prepared for this journey. As a result of it is 35 years since ‘Hysteria’ is launched, it is 39 since ‘Pyromania’ got here out, and our viewers are additionally older, like we’re. So I feel they’re prepared to listen to one thing just a little totally different. It is nonetheless received loads of DEF LEPPARD stuff — ‘Gimme A Kiss’, ‘SOS Emergency’, ‘Hearth It Up’ [and] ‘Kick’; they’re all traditional DEF LEPPARD — however there’s some stuff that, like our heroes QUEEN, it simply goes off on tangents which can be just a little totally different to the stuff that they’d achieved prior to now.”
The art work for “Diamond Star Halos” follows pedigree with DEF LEPPARD‘s 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 actually follows the band’s affect by way of their eyes at this time.
Over the previous two years, DEF LEPPARD recorded “Diamond Star Halos” concurrently in three totally different international locations with Elliott in Eire, Rick Savage (bass) in England, and Phil Collen (guitar),Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) in the US. With out the stress 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 equivalent 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)”.
In March, DEF LEPPARD launched “Diamond Star Halos”‘s first single, “Kick”. The track 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 grow to be synonymous for.
DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, who got here up with “Kick” as a further monitor after the primary 14 songs had been already accomplished, instructed Billboard that “‘Kick’ represented the place we had been at as effectively. It is received that glam rock really feel, that hand-clap groove, huge vocals. It was only a no-brainer. It was not solely that it is received to be on the album, it is received to be the primary single as effectively.”
“It is a stadium anthem, and we had been about to enter stadiums,” Elliott stated. “We did not write it for that cause, however Phil‘s all the time making an attempt to put in writing the following ‘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 to try this,’ so now it is a 15-song report.”
“Diamond Star Halos” monitor 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, as a result of coronavirus pandemic.