British hard rock legends and originators URIAH HEEP have released the second single “Hurricane”, taken from their twenty-fifth studio album Chaos & Colour, set for release on January 27th, 2023 via Silver Lining Music.
The anthemic & grandly epic “Hurricane” carries an underlying historical and mythological theme. Co-writer and drummer Russell Gilbrook explains: “Simon (Pinto – Tia, Angel Witch, Sam Smith etc) and I wrote the song about how our ancestors looked at storms and how these can be interpreted as being messages from the Gods… Their power is awesome and a great inspiration for a rocking track!”
Founding Heepfather Mick Box comments: “Music and lyrics are of paramount importance to me… I used to hate those ‘80s MTV million dollar videos as they created such a visual image that all calls to imagination were lost because you didn’t have to think. I think the power of music and lyrics are that they do certain things to certain people.”
a downward sloping turbination of ultra-detailed guitar and synth, thunder-crashing rhythms & omni-transcendent superheroic vocalising…Raw Ramp Music Magaziner
“Hurricane”, is accompanied by a lyric video(shared below). It’s a downward sloping turbination of ultra-detailed guitar and synth, thunder-crashing rhythms, and omni-transcendent superheroic vocalising. It’s catchy. It’s triumphant. It’s gloriously fearless! It’s Heep!
Chaos & Color brims with explosive classic rock guitars, magnificent harmonies, and Heep’s notoriously ample keyboard underpinnings “One Nation, One Sun” is a journey of soaring balladic contemplation, “Fly Like An Eagle” takes the listener on a journey of meditation, whilst “Closer To Your Dreams” is a battle cry for all rockers to get out there and do it, with Shaw imploring that “So many have tried but slipped away/Now it’s time for you to have your say.”
During the entire album, Bernie Shaw’s timeless vocals sit expertly beside the band’s phenomenal artistry (Mick Box – guitar, Phil Lanzon – keyboard, Russell Gilbrook – drums, Dave Rimmer – bass), rounding out exceptional performances throughout.
Produced by Jay Ruston, (Steel Panther, Crobot, Black Star Riders) and engineered by Pieter Rietkerk, Chaos & Colour is a terrific album of quality hard rock from the genre’s forefathers, who continue to produce top-tier songs. Old fans will be re-energized, while new fans will undoubtedly find Chaos & Colour to be an extraordinary discovery.
Chaos & Colour sees those rock gods Uriah Heep sending down more life, light, and energy than peers forty years their junior in this their 53rd pioneering year as a rock band!
Pre order the album here: https://lnk.to/ChaosandColour