Jon Bon Jovi has described Bon Jovi’s upcoming new album ‘Bon Jovi: 2020’ as “a real statement record”.
The titular frontman first revealed the album’s title on his Runaway to Paradise Mediterranean cruise back in August, and in a fresh interview with Extra, he has now spoken about it further.
Despite the connotations of the title linking it to the 2020 Presidential campaign, staunch Democrat Jon Bon Jovi insists “it’s not political.”
“The album is called ‘2020,’” Bon Jovi explained. “It’s a real statement record… It’s not political, but it’s very socially conscious, you know, just awareness of so many things going on in the world right now… whether it is the environment or politics, it’s the wider array of things that need our attention right now.
“The Amazon is burning and the hurricanes are flooding and people need to bond together. We're all in this together at the end of the day.”
Jon Bon Jovi first revealed Bon Jovi had commenced work on the follow-up to 2016’s ‘This House Is Not for Sale’ back in March when he posted two videos on Instagram from the studio.
The two 15-second Instagram stories, which expired after 24 hours, depicted the singer together with keyboardist David Bryan, guitarist Phil X, drummer Tico Torres and bassist Hugh McDonald at Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.
‘This House Is Not for Sale’ was the first Bon Jovi album to feature new lead guitarist Phil X following the departure of Richie Sambora in 2013.
The subsequent multi-year This House Is Not For Sale Tour included stadium shows in Liverpool, London and Coventry back in June.
One of the best-selling bands of all time, Bon Jovi have shifted more than 130 million records worldwide since the release of their eponymous debut in 1984.