Scorpions unveil video for new single “Peacemaker” from upcoming album ‘Rock Believer’
The Scorpions consisting of frontman Klaus Meine, guitarists Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs, bassist Pawel Maciwoda and drummer Mikky Dee have unveiled a video for their new single “Peacemaker” from their upcoming new studio album Rock Believer, which will be available on February 25, 2022.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of the deluxe edition of the Scorpions‘ last studio album Return To Forever, which dates back to 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.
Filling up an album with 12 solid tracks is pretty tough to do and nearly impossible when there are 19 songs on a record. Not surprisingly, the seven additional tracks on the re-release of Return To Forever are notably weaker than the first 12 tracks included with the original release of the record. Given that a lot of the Scorpions‘ signature songs are ballads, it is also not surprising that there are two more ballads (dull ones) — “The World We Used To Know” and “Who We Are” — among the seven additional tracks bringing the total of ballads to a whopping five out of 19 songs. The rest of the seven additional tracks are hit and miss, sometimes borderline awful such as “When The Truth Is A Lie” (which hurts me inside when I have to hear that chorus) while sometimes quite good such as the last three tracks including “Delirious” which boasts a cool guitar riff and some good melodies.”
Scorpions‘ “Peacemaker” video: