SCORPIONS release lyric video for bonus track 'The Language Of My Heart'
SCORPIONS have released a lyric video for “The Language Of My Heart”, a bonus track on French edition of the band’s latest album, “Rock Believer”.
Stream “The Language Of My Heart” below.
The lyrical inspiration for “The Language Of My Heart” were the events of almost seven years ago when an attack in Paris at the Bataclan music club tragically killed more a hundred people by gunfire during a concert. In November 2015, the SCORPIONS were the first band to return to the stage and play a show in Paris. It was a moving moment both for the musicians and the more than 20,000 fans who spontaneously sang the French national anthem, “La Marseillaise”.
Says Meine about “The Language Of My Heart”: “It’s a tribute to France, with its wonderful culture and our fantastic fans.”
Earlier in the month, SCORPIONS postponed the first three concerts on the European leg of their 2022 world tour due to an unspecified injury suffered by Jabs.
Watch “When You Know” and the title track “Rock Believer” below.
Three months ago, SCORPIONS released the official music video for “Rock Believer”‘s first single, “Peacemaker”. The track features music courtesy of guitarist Rudolf Schenker and bassist Paweł Mąciwoda and lyrics by singer Klaus Meine.
Watch the previously released “Rock Believer” below.
“Rock Believer” was recorded primarily at Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany and was mixed at the legendary Hansa Studios in Berlin, Germany with engineer Michael Ilbert, who has earned multiple Grammy nominations for his mix work with producer Max Martin on albums by Taylor Swift and Katy Perry.
“The album was written and recorded in the SCORPIONS DNA with core Schenker/Meine compositions,” said Klaus. “We recorded the album as a band live in one room, like we did in the ’80s.”
SCORPIONS‘ new album will mark their first release since 2017’s “Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best Of Rock Ballads”, which was an anthology of new and classic material.
SCORPIONS originally intended to record the new album in Los Angeles with producer Greg Fidelman, whose previous credits include SLIPKNOT and METALLICA. However, because of the pandemic, some of the initial work was done with Greg remotely, after which SCORPIONS opted to helm the recordings themselves with the help of their engineer Hans-Martin Buff.
Meine previously told Talking Metal that the goal with using Fidelman to produce “Rock Believer” was to bring “the old vibe from albums like ‘Blackout’, ‘Love At First Sting’ or even ‘Lovedrive’. We try to focus on those albums and this attitude,” he said. “If we get there, who knows — it’s so many years later. But it’s the spirit and it’s the whole vibe around this album. This time, the focus is on the harder songs.”
According to Meine, SCORPIONS‘ new LP features “no outside writers at all,” unlike 2015’s “Return To Forever”, which was largely co-written by the album’s producers, Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen.
“Rock Believer” track listing:
01. Gas In The Tank
02. Roots In My Boots
03. Knock ‘Em Dead
04. Rock Believer
05. Shining Of Your Soul
06. Seventh Sun
07. Hot And Cold
08. When I Lay My Bones To Rest
10. Call Of The Wild
11. When You Know (Where You Come From)
12. Shoot For Your Heart
13. When Tomorrow Comes
14. Unleash The Beast
15. Crossing Borders