The Darkness have shared their new single ‘Heart Explodes’ and its accompanying animated lyric video.
The latest offshoot from their upcoming album ‘Easter Is Cancelled’, ‘Heart Explodes’ is described as an “almighty mini-rock opera” that deals with “a multitude of heartfelt emotions reflecting the hardships, struggles and changing relationships of life.”
Elucidating further, frontman and orator-in-chief, Justin Hawkins, says: “(‘Heart Explodes’) is about the despair of change.
“Having to reappraise your life and what you're holding on to. It’s like that feeling when you just want to go for a swim and keep going. Wanting to be enveloped by something that will gradually pull you down.
“If you really, really want to survive that process, you can. We've all been there - people who say they haven't are lying.”
The Darkness’ axeman Dan Hawkins comments: “The difference between the Darkness’ sadness and other bands’ sadness is that we don’t wallow in it. Even when it’s sad, there’s a playfulness to it.”
Cast your corneas on the lyric video here:
The premiere comes as The Darkness prepare to support Ed Sheeran on his six outdoor homecoming shows, which kick off at Leeds Roundhay Park tonight (16th August).
‘Heart Explodes’ is the follow-up to the rip-roaring previous single and ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’, which also opens ‘Easter Is Cancelled’.
Following the Friday 4th October release of ‘Easter Is Cancelled’, The Darkness hit the road in late November and throughout December. Tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now.
The tour dates are as follows:
Belfast Limelight - 26th
Dublin Academy - 27th
Nottingham Rock City - 29th
Birmingham O2 Academy - 1st
Leicester O2 Academy - 2nd
Southend Cliffs Pavilion - 3rd
Norwich UEA - 5th
Cambridge Corn Exchange - 6th
Bath Pavilions - 7th
Portsmouth Pyramids - 9th
Brighton Dome - 10th
Watford Colosseum - 11th
Manchester Academy - 13th
Newcastle O2 Academy - 14th
Glasgow O2 Academy - 15th
York Barbican - 17th
Liverpool O2 Academy - 18th
London Roundhouse - 20th