The UK Rockers Pay Homage to Jim Steinman on Their Infectiously Fun New Song, “Rockstar,” Out Now on All Platforms
Forthcoming Album, PRETTY VICIOUS, Out on 11/3
Tickets on Sale Now for US West Coast Leg of Fall …REMEMBER THE NAME Tour
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 8, 2023) — UK rockers The Struts ramp up the energy with their infectiously fun new track, “Rockstar,” out today on all platforms via Big Machine/John Varvatos Records.
Showcasing their unique brand of rock that favors cheek over machismo, in “Rockstar,” the band tells the story of a girl who has untouchable energy, backed by massive vocals, crashing percussion, and layers of guitars. The song’s protagonist is described in catchy lines throughout the track. “‘Cause she’s the diamond of the season the original sin / Waiting for some action and the show to kick in,” frontman Luke Spiller fires off.
“I wanted to write this story where a guy meets a girl who has rockstar energy and he just wants her,” Spiller explains. “The line about original sin is a tip of the hat to composer and lyricist Jim Steinman, who wrote Pandora’s Box’s ‘Original Sin.’ There are so many great lines in there, like ‘kamikaze casanova crashing into your headlights.’ I love moments like that in an album when you don’t have to be super serious. Not everything has to be ’Imagine’ by John Lennon. We were just thinking, let’s inject this record with some light-hearted fun. We recorded it in like two takes, and it’s one of the most energetic songs on the album.”
The Platinum-selling rock juggernauts, who have collaborated with the likes of Kesha and Tom Morello and opened for The Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters (the latter of which dubbed them “the best opening band we’ve ever had“), seem to have finally hit their stride as they’ve harnessed the raucous nature of their live shows and transmuted it into an full-length project. Produced by The Struts, alongside Julian Raymond (Freddie Mercury, Cheap Trick), and executive produced by Scott Borchetta, the group has managed to infuse their arena-sized energy into their most concentrated and exciting songs to date with their forthcoming album, Pretty Vicious, out on 11/3.
Hear their new material performed live and in person this fall as The Struts embark on the West Coast US leg of their wildly successful ...Remember The Name Tour. Kicking off on 11/6, with special guests Mac Saturn opening, tickets are on sale now with stops in Houston, Denver, Seattle, Los Angeles, and more. For a full list of dates and additional information, visit thestruts.com.