The Darkness share heartfelt mini-rock opera ‘Heart Explodes’


The Darkness have released their brand new single ‘Heart Explodes’.

The track taken from their jaw-droppingly ambitious quasi-sci-fi concept album Easter Is Cancelled, out on October 4 via Cooking Vinyl.

‘Heart Explodes’ is an almighty mini-rock opera, which finds The Darkness baring all in a multitude of heartfelt emotions reflecting the hardships, struggles and changing relationships of life.

Listen to ‘Heart Explodes’ by The Darkness on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.

Frontman Justin Hawkins explains, “It’s about the despair of change. Having to reappraise your life and what you’re holding on to. It’s like that feeling when you just want to go for a swim and keep going; wanting to be enveloped by something that will gradually pull you down.

“If you really, really want to survive that process, you can. We’ve all been there – people who say they haven’t are lying.”

Guitarist Dan Hawkins adds, “The difference between the Darkness’ sadness and other bands’ sadness is that we don’t wallow in it. Even when it’s sad, there’s a playfulness to it.”

‘Heart Explodes’ follows the release of ‘Rock And Roll Deserves To Die’ at the start of August, which saw the band hailing the death of the guitar in an epic five-minute masterpiece featuring monumental riffs, thunderous bass and almighty drums, alongside some beautifully delicate touches from the band.

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