Multi-platinum UK rock icons THE DARKNESS – frontman/guitarist Justin Hawkins, guitarist/producer Dan Hawkins, bassist Frankie Poullain, drummer Rufus Taylor – revealed the video for new single “It’s Love, Jim.” The band’s forthcoming album “Motorheart” is due out November 19th via Cooking Vinyl. Album pre-orders are available at The Darkness’ official store here.
“It’s Love, Jim” is an all-out, high intensity, rock ‘n’ roll barrage. The video reflects the unimaginable effects of an intimate encounter of the alien kind. It captures archive footage of the band conducting a séance as a yearning otherworldly spirit unleashes its inescapable powers through Justin, Dan, Rufus and Frankie, as well as some unsuspecting cattle outside. Justin says, “This song (herein referred to as “she/her”) is all about an extra-terrestrial goddess of other worldly beauty. She’s fast, powerful, not of this earth. Her sensual symphony nestles in your ear and lays mind eggs that seep confidence liquid into your brains. You’ll feel invincible all day long, and everything will go right after you hear it. Yeah, so it’s really catchy and should be number 1 all around the world please.”
“It’s Love, Jim” is the latest single from The Darkness’ opus “Motorheart.” The track follows the release of “Jussy’s Girl” that oozes rock n’ roll extravagance, the high-octane riffola “Nobody Can See Me Cry” and the growling, pounding title track that pays homage to a devoted sex robot.
“Motorheart” will be released in a wide variety of formats that offer a complete aural experience. In addition to standard and deluxe versions – both digitally and on CD, there’s a heavyweight black vinyl album, limited edition colour LPs, an old-school cassette version and exclusive bundles and signed editions.
The Darkness will be showcasing the live potency of “Motorheart” on their extensive 22-date UK headline tour kicking off in November followed by a European run at the top of next year. A true spectacle to behold, fans will be treated to brand new songs from the album as well as hits from across their award-winning, platinum-selling back catalogue. Stay tuned for North American 2022 tour dates to be announced.
With a back catalogue overflowing with sonic gold and a live reputation that most bands can only dream of attaining, The Darkness have established themselves as one of the most loved and important British rock bands of our time. Their last album, 2019’s “Easter Is Cancelled,” became the band’s fourth Top 10 album in the UK, whilst also topping the Official Charts Top 40 Rock Chart and the iTunes Rock Chart, alongside receiving swaths of critical praise.
- Welcome Tae Glasgae
- It’s Love, Jim
- The Power And The Glory Of Love
- Jussy’s Girl
- Sticky Situations
- Nobody Can See Me Cry
- Speed Of The Nite Time
- *You Don’t Have To Be Crazy About Me… But It Helps
- *It’s A Love Thang (You Wouldn’t Understand)
- *So Long
* bonus deluxe tracks