The Dan Reed Network have announced their new long-player Let’s Hear It for The King will be released on March 4, 2022. The band’s latest LP follows up 2018’s Origins and is their sixth studio album in a decades-long recording career that began in 1986 with the Breathless EP.
Returning to their original musical vision, Let’s Hear It for The King promises “to challenge beliefs, smash down existing protocol, and build something new out of the shrapnel.”
“We are chomping at the bit to get out there and bring people what we genuinely believe is the heaviest, funkiest and most melodic DRN album to date,” says Dan Reed. “These songs are the strongest representation of the band’s sound that we’ve ever created. You have been warned!”
Ahead of the album’s launch this coming Spring, DRN have today released the lead single – “Starlight” – from Let’s Hear It for The King accompanied by a fiery music video. “Starlight” was written by Dan Reed in the small hours of the morning having watched AC/DC perform the previous evening.
Inspired by the Aussie rock ‘n’ roll veterans’ infectious hard rock style “Starlight” features some fierce electric guitar riffage while the lyrics explore the ills of social media.
“The question being what will you do with that attention?” the band asks in today’s press release. “Will it all be to feed the ego only, or will you channel all the light shone upon you in a direction that feeds a bigger picture of feeding the collective soul?”
Pre-order Dan Reed Network’s Let’s Hear it for The King here.
Rod Brakes is a music writer with an expertise in all things guitar-related. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a journalist covering artists, industry pros, and gear includes writing hundreds of articles and features for the likes of Guitarist magazine, MusicRadar, and Guitar World, as well as contributions for specialist books and blogs. He is also a lifelong musician.
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