Def Leppard release new song “Let’s Go”
Def Leppard have released the song “Let’s Go” from their upcoming new self-titled album. It is the band’s tenth studio album and its first in more than seven years.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Def Leppard‘s Joe Elliott spoke how the band chose to go with a self-titled new album: “All the time we were working on the songs, we would be having these neighborly types of conversations with friends and colleagues, and everyone would ask, ‘What does it sound like? And we found ourselves answering, ‘Well, it sounds like Def Leppard!’ I think after that kept happening over and over, it was Phil [Collen] who finally said, ‘Why don’t we just call the thing Def Leppard?’ We were umm-ing and ahh-ing about titles, none of which I remember anymore, and so we just went, ‘Fine.’ Thirty-five years as a recording band and we’ve never had a self-titled album. Maybe now’s the time.'”
Regarding the new song “Let’s Go,” Elliott told Rolling Stone: “It’s a call to arms, you know? Rick Savage wrote 80 percent of the song. I wrote the verses, he wrote all the music and the choruses. He came in with it, and we knew it was a classic Def Leppard song. It’s that three-minute pop-rock stuff with big chunky guitars and a big chorus. And it has that swaggering, mid-tempo rhythm, like “Sugar,” and “Rock of Ages.” The idea was, we wanted something familiar. I mean, when AC/DC comes back after years away, you’re not going to get “Bohemian Rhapsody” from ’em, you know? And you don’t want it, either — you want “Back in Black,” or something like it. For us, this is what we do. And it’s something we enjoy doing.”
Def Leppard‘s new self-titled album is scheduled to be released on October 30, 2015.