Swedish rock band H.E.A.T are back with ‘Time On Our Side’, the first single from their forthcoming new album ‘Into The Great Unknown’.
The track is their first new music since 2014’s LP ‘Tearing Down The Walls’ and sees guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) back in the mix.
“‘Time On Our Side’ is a song about a relationship in which you have lost something over the years and it has become more and more difficult to endure,” shares singer Erik Grönwall.
“The lyric is sung in the perspective where you are begging your counterpart to have faith and patience in each other with a promise that you’ll do everything in your power to make it better again.”
The song, like the rest of their fifth studio album, was recorded at Karma Sound studios on the outskirts of Bangkok with Tobias Lindell producing once again.
“During the making of this album, I think we all felt a little bit like astronauts going off to space for the first time,” says Dalone. “We set out on a journey not knowing what we would come back with, or if we’d even make it back.
“Somewhere along the way, the pieces began to fall into place. There’s just no point in doing the same album over and over again just because it works. When it all comes down to it, you want to make the songs shine to their full potential. If that includes bending the rules of the genre or crossing paths into unknown territory, so be it.”
“The title ‘Into The Great Unknown’ suits the album for many reasons,” continues drummer Crash. “The plan, to focus entirely on the songwriting and to not do a live show until the new album is out, was a new thing for us. We had never done anything like it, how do you ‘not’ play live for two years? We had been doing live shows since we were kids,” he exclaims.
“Another leap into the great unknown is the music itself, with no limits and elements never before seen in H.E.A.T.”
That sense of adventure is also reflected in the album cover. Once again created by Russian artist Vitaly S. Alexius, the artwork is inspired by “the mystical space, the greatest unknown known to man”.
- ‘Into The Great Unknown’ is released on 22 September. A UK tour will be announced soon.