Classic Rock Icons Uriah Heep have unveiled details of the release of their upcoming album 'Living the Dream. Due for release on 14th September via Frontiers Music Srl, the set will be the band's 25th studio release.
Ahead of the release, the veteran band have released the first single and and video for the song 'Grazed By Heaven'. The clip can be viewed below, and is available on all streaming services as well as an instant download with digital pre-orders. Album preorders are available at HERE.
The lyrics for 'Grazed By Heaven' were written by Jeff Scott Soto, and the music was written by 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. 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,” says Jeff Scott Soto of 'Grazed By Heaven'.
Dave Rimmer adds: 'Grazed'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”
In conjunction with this release through Frontiers Music Srl, the band is offering some once in a life time experience packages as well as signed copies of the album and many other wonderful things. Check it out today at PledgeMusic.
“Living The Dream” is set for release in the following formats: CD, CD/DVD, Collector's Box feat. CD/DVD + Exclusive T-Shirt, Standard Black Vinyl, Blue Colored Vinyl - Exclusive to U.S., Crystal Colored Vinyl - Exclusive to Frontiers EU Shop, and Digital.
For this album the band teamed up with famed 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 Box 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 Heeprecord. All the traits that made Heep famous in the past are here on this new album. Passion, power, harmony and substance. Heep trade marks from the first riff. The band is beyond excited with the material written for the new album, which will include some epic additions to the band’s huge catalog of rock staples and looks forward to sharing it with their fans around the world".
The band has announced a full World Tour which will last until the whole first quarter of 2019. "The mighty Heep are proudly able to tour in over 61 countries and we look forward to a packed touring schedule in 2018 and 2019. Touring is in our blood and what we have a passion to do, and so 2018 is no exception,” concludes Box.
View all official tour dates at the band's official site.
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.
Bonus DVD Track Listing:
Grazed By Heaven Music Video
Take Away My Soul Music Video
Making The Dream Documentary