Taken off their brand new record Heartwork, out 24 April 2020.
Ahead of next week’s release of their eighth studio album, rock icons The Used are delivering an energetic, catchy and captivating new song for fans today with Cathedral Bell.
“A door creaks, then swings shut. The music creeps in like goosebumps down your neck: “In the sensory cave that you made / I lie awake,” sings The Used frontman Bert McCracken in the new song.
“It reminds me of being a little kid,” McCracken said over the phone in an the interview with NYLON. “I had a really hard time with sleep when I was younger. I just never wanted to go to bed, and when I did, I could never sleep. It just reminds me of being young and in the dark and up way past my bedtime.”
Heartwork, the band’s eighth studio album, due out next Friday, 24 April via Big Noise/Hassle Records, arrives with the unbound spirit of the pair of platinum albums that first introduced The Used to the world, mixed with the dramatic air of their gold-certified third. The emotion, sincerity, and vulnerability found on The Used (2002) and In Love and Death (2004) is more urgent and insistent than ever on Heartwork, a diverse 16-song offering filled with double entendre upon triple entendre. It traverses a thematic gamut of self-examination, hyper-literate exploration, political pyromania, and keenly self-aware yet unrestrained whimsy.
The charged manic energy of Heartwork will ring familiar to the multitudes who have seen The Used live, whether back in the day on Ozzfest, Warped Tour or Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution; on their sold-out co-headlining tour with Taking Back Sunday; or headlining Taste Of Chaos with support from My Chemical Romance, Rise Against, Killswitch Engage, and Underoath.
Heartwork – Track Listing:
1. Paradise Lost, a poem by John Milton
2. Blow Me (feat. Jason Aalon Butler)
3. BIG, WANNA BE
4. Bloody Nose
5. Wow, I Hate This Song
6. My Cocoon
7. Cathedral Bell
8. 1984 (infinite jest)
9. Gravity’s Rainbow
10. Clean Cut Heals
12. The Lighthouse (feat. Mark Hoppus)
13. Obvious Blasé (feat. Travis Barker)
14. The Lottery (feat. Caleb Shomo)
15. Darkness Bleeds, FOTF
16. To Feel Something