Uriah Heep have premiered new song 'Grazed By Heaven' and its accompanying music video.
The first taster of Uriah Heep’s upcoming 25th studio album ‘Living The Dream’, the ‘Grazed By Heaven’ lyrics were penned by Jeff Scott Soto (Sons of Apollo, Journey, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force) and the music was written by Uriah Heep bassist Dave Rimmer.
“The song is clearly about sexual tension and desire, very much in the form of 'Fifty Shades Of Grey', putting oneself at ease with the person who is taking control of the situation and trusting you will be in absolute bliss," says Jeff Scott Soto of 'Grazed By Heaven'.
“Fantasy and lust is the calling card here, it’s quite black & white really. The song is very sexy so naturally called for a sexy lyric."
Dave Rimmer adds: “'Grazed By Heaven' was born out of my desire to write a blazing Heep rock track, I put together the music and arrangement but needed a very strong melody line/lyric to match the music and the riff.
“I have been a fan of Jeff Scott Soto's voice and writing for many years so asked Jeff about a collaboration, he loved the song and came up with the perfect, & powerful lyric/melody. A very natural seamless collaboration between Jeff and I. A true 'Living The Dream' moment for me.”
You can watch the video here:
Fans who pre-order ‘Living The Dream’ right here ahead of its release on Friday 14th September via Frontiers Music Srl will receive ‘Grazed By Heaven’ as an instant free download.
Available to buy on a variety of formats and also a series of packages on Pledge Music, ‘Living The Dream’ was helmed by Canadian engineer Jay Ruston.
“Working with Jay was amazing! He totally understood what we were going for on this album and he delivered big time. We wanted a Heep album that the band and the fans would be proud of, and with Jay at the helm, we have delivered that,” says Mick Box.
When asked what people can expect from the new album, Mick says: “There are rock songs, rock ballads, and a couple of prog songs encompassing everything Heep.”
Vocalist Bernie Shaw adds that fans should also be ready for “a full blown ‘rockin’ Uriah Heep record. All the traits that made Heep famous in the past are here on this new album. Passion, power, harmony and substance. Heep trademarks from the first riff.”
The track-listing is as follows:
1. Grazed By Heaven
2. Living The Dream
3. Take Away My Soul
4. Knocking At My Door
5. Rocks In The Road
6. Waters Flowin’
7. It’s All Been Said
8. Goodbye To Innocence
9. Falling Under Your Spell
10. Dreams Of Yesteryear
11. Take Away My Soul (alternate version) BONUS TRACK – CD/DVD Deluxe Ed.
Uriah Heep also play a five-date headline tour this coming December and tickets are on sale from Planet Rock Tickets now.
See them at the following shows:
Manchester Ritz – Wed 12th
Glasgow ABC – Thu 13th
London Shepherds Bush Empire – Fri 14th
Nottingham Rock City – Sat 15th
Hull City Hall – Sun 16th