The official music video for DEF LEPPARD‘s new single, “Kick”, may be seen under. The clip was helmed by Anuk Rohde, a Berlin-based director with Spanish roots, who has demonstrated her capability for creating a particular visible language in music movies she has directed for Alice Merton, SE SO NEON, RAMMSTEIN and others.
“Kick” is the primary single from DEF LEPPARD‘s upcoming album, “Diamond Star Halos”, which can arrive on Could 27 through UMe. The follow-up to 2015’s self-titled LP is out there 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.
DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, who got here up with “Kick” as a further monitor after the primary 14 songs had been already accomplished, informed Billboard that “‘Kick’ represented the place we had been at as nicely. It is obtained that glam rock really feel, that hand-clap groove, massive 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 nicely.”
“It is a stadium anthem, and we had been about to enter stadiums,” singer Joe Elliott stated. “We did not write it for that cause, however Phil‘s at all times 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 truly got here up with one, and it is, like, ‘Yeah, we have to try this,’ so now it’s a 15-song report.”
“Kick” thrusts into an anthemic stadium-ready frenzy kickstarted with driving guitars and bombastic drums woven into its musical material. 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 change into synonymous for. The art work for “Diamond Star Halos” is artwork in itself. The design follows pedigree with their immediately recognizable album covers from their celebrated previous. With photographs by world famend photographer and director Anton Corbijn, styling ideas by Maryam Malakpour and graphics by the U.Ok.-based Munden Brothers, the design actually follows the band’s affect by way of their eyes in the present day.
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 Collen, Vivian Campbell (guitar) and Rick Allen (drums) in america. With out the strain of timelines or a set schedule, they poured all of their vitality into crafting 15 significant tracks with a combination of traditional spirit meets fashionable hearth. Thematically, they nodded to their earliest collective influences corresponding 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)”. Nevertheless, 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)”.
“Kick” may be streamed under, with “Diamond Star Halos” now accessible for preorder on the DEF LEPPARD website in a wide range of codecs, together with a deluxe version, two-LP vinyl, digital and extra.
“Diamond Star Halos” monitor itemizing:
01. Take What You Need
03. Fireplace 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.
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