Simple Minds announces new album ‘Direction Of The Heart’ and shares single ‘Vision Thing’

Simple Minds announces new album 'Direction Of The Heart' and shares single 'Vision Thing'
Simple Minds announces new album 'Direction Of The Heart' and shares single 'Vision Thing'

The follow-up to 2018’s ‘Walk Between Worlds’ is out in October

Simple Minds have actually shared new solitary ‘Vision Thing’, which is the initial to be taken from the band’s upcoming 18th studio album ‘Direction Of The Heart’.

The euphoric ‘Vision Thing’ functions songs composed by guitarist Charlie Burchill as well as lyrics by frontman Jim Kerr, with the track called a tribute to Kerr’s “best pal”– his late father that died in 2019.

The brand-new single is ‘Direction Of The Heart” s opener and is followed by 8 brand-new tracks, which were all tape-recorded at Hamburg’s Chameleon Studios. ‘Human Traffic’ features a guest appearance from Sparks’ frontman Russell Mael, and also elsewhere the cd includes a cover of The Call’s 1983 single ‘The Walls Came Down’.

‘ Direction Of The Heart’ is the follow-up to 2018’s ‘Walk Between Worlds’ and is out on October 21. You can see the full tracklisting below as well as pre-order the cd below.

Speaking of the brand-new album, Kerr said: “How to make a feel-good ‘Electro-rock’ document, throughout the really worst of times? Instructions Of The Heart is the result of that challenge. Who would have assumed we ‘d have a lot fun developing it?”

The group are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, presently playing dates in Europe. They’ll be heading back to the UK on June 18 to play Blenheim Palace, prior to returning to Europe.

BBC Radio 2 additionally announced that the band would certainly be headlining the first night of Radio 2’s 30,000-capacity Live In Leeds concert on September 17.

In January, the band shared a brand-new version of one of their earliest tracks, ‘Act Of Love’. It was a reimagining of one the earliest tunes created by Kerr and Burchill in 1978, coinciding with the group’s first performance at Glasgow’s Satellite City in 1978.

‘ Direction Of The Heart’ tracklist:

‘ Vision Thing’
‘ First You Jump’
‘ Human Traffic’ (featuring Russell Mael of Sparks).
‘ Who Killed Truth?’.
‘ Solstice Kiss’.
‘ Act Of Love’.
‘ Natural’.
‘ Planet Zero’.
‘ The Walls Came Down (created as well as originally recorded by The Call)’.

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