A glimpse has already arrived thanks to the cover that also gives the name to the album and is actually the first extracted single: Open Your Eyes. The song was recorded in 1982 by the super band Lords Of The New Church formed by Stiv Bators of Dead Boys, Brian James of The Damned and Dave Tregunna of Sham 69. The band joined the new wave current of the early 80s and broke up in 1988.
"(Media Pollution) Open your eyes. See the lies right in front of you.” The accusation, which is repeated in the lyrics to the song, dates back to the 80s, but Hasselhoff applies it to today's problems. In the new video, David sings surrounded by television screens, on which the words "Lies" are projected, and all around him there are headless mannequins. In the video, there are images of children lost on the screens, in a virtual reality. It has been confirmed that the album will include three more covers, namely Jesus and Mary Chain's Head On, Echo & the Bunnymen's Lips Like Sugar and Neil Diamond's evergreen Sweet Caroline.
Open Your Eyes (not to be confused with the crossover band Guano Apes’ song of the same name) is distributed by Cleopatra Records and will be the 14th studio album for the actor, 19 years after Magic Collection (2000). According to rumors and indiscretions, the central mood of the track list will be characterized by punk and metal for a total of 13 tracks where Steve Stevens, guitarist of Billy Idol, will also be present. In addition to Stevens, there will also be the industrial-metal band Ministry’s singer and guitarist Al Jourgensen, and Tracii Guns, co-founder of the Guns N’ Roses.
Alongside the big names in heavy music, there are also legends from the American musical tradition, such as Steve Cropper, the "colonel" guitarist of Booker T & the MG's, who became a legend for playing himself in the 1980 cult film "The Blues Brothers".
Another little piece of trivia before before we conclude. His song "Looking for freedom" is included in the list "10 most world-changing songs of all time" published by the respected London weekly "Time Out" and assembled by three historians (Michael Wood, Bettany Hughes, Dan Cruickshank), a veteran promoter (Harvey Goldsmith) and a quoted singer (Brett Anderson of Suede). The song, launched in 1989 just before the fall of the Berlin Wall, had a great resonance in Germany.