Scorpions release new single “Sign of Hope” for streaming
German veteran rockers Scorpions consisting of lead vocalist Klaus Meine, lead guitarist Matthias Jabs, rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker, drummer Mikkey Dee and bassist Pawel Maciwoda have released a new single titled “Sign of Hope” for streaming.
The following message was posted on Scorpions‘ Facebook page earlier today:
“Dear fans…We are working on lot’s of Hard‘n Heavy Rockers for our new album these days … but because of the dramatic Covid-19 pandemic, we want to give you a little Sign of Hope that came straight from the heart in troubled times … stay healthy and safe … we love you … Scorpions“
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of the Scorpions‘ last studio album Return To Forever, which was released back in 2015: “When I first heard Return To Forever in early 2015, I thought that the songs were catchy but a little too poppy / commercial for my taste. I did not revisit the album until earlier this week when upon seeing that the Scorpions would be playing a lot of new songs during their tour stop in Toronto, I decided to get familiar with their new material. As it turns out, I really enjoy most of the songs on the condensed version of Return To Forever (which only includes 12 tracks) but the bonus seven tracks that make up the re-release of the album mostly feel like “leftover” ones.
The first seven songs on Return To Forever are really good, catchy and easy sing along with Klaus Meine material. My favourites are “Rock My Car” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Band” which are two of the most rocking tunes offered on Return To Forever. I even like the first ballad “House Of Cards.” Unfortunately, the album ends rather weekly with two additional ballads — “Eye Of The Storm” and “Gypsy Life” — both of which pale in comparison to “House Of Cards.” The rather dismal “Rollin’ Home” with its very boring chorus should have never made it onto the album.”
Scorpions‘ “Sign of Hope” single:
We are working on lot’s of Hard’n Heavy Rockers for our new album these days … but because of the dramatic Covid-19 pandemic, we want to give you a little …