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Huey Lewis & The News Share First New Original Song in 11 Years - “Her Love Is Killin’ Me”

New Album Due Out in 2020

Sep 26, 2019 Photography by Deanne Fitzmaurice Huey Lewis and the News
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Huey Lewis & The News’ heyday may have been in the 1980s, but they probably still get some exposure to the youth of today via parents who grew up in the ‘80s and are now showing Back to the Future to their kids (which prominently featured the band’s hits written for the film: “The Power of Love” and “Back in Time”). Not content to remain a nostalgia act, however, the band have released their first new original song in 11 years, “Her Love Is Killin’ Me,” and announced plans to release a new album in 2020 via BMG. Check out “Her Love Is Killin’ Me” below, which certainly sounds like a Huey Lewis & The News Song.

The band’s last album was 2010’s Soulsville, an album where they covered the music and artists of Stax Records. Their last album of originals was 2001’s Plan B. And Huey Lewis & The News’ last original song was “Pineapple Express,” the theme song to the 2008 movie of the same name, commissioned at the request of the film’s star/co-writer Seth Rogen. In 2018 frontman Huey Lewis revealed he was suffering from hearing loss as a result of Ménière’s disease, which meant he had to cease performing live. The songs on the new album were recorded before his Ménière’s diagnosis.

Lewis had this to say about the new songs and album in a press release: “We were in no hurry with these songs. The more we road-tested them the tighter they got, and I think we ended up with some of our best work.”

Mark Kozelek and Petra Haden recently shared a new cover of “The Power of Love,” which is taken from their new album, Joey Always Smiled, which is due out on October 11 via Kozelek’s own Caldo Verde label. It was one of our Songs of the Week.

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