Jeff Beck has announced that he will release his new album, Loud Haler—named after another term for a megaphone—in less than two months. The album will be available digitally, and on CD and LP, on July 15th.
“I really wanted to make a statement about some of the nasty things I see going on in the world today,” Beck says in a statement. “I loved the idea of being at a rally and using this loud device to shout my point of view.”
Beck was looking to do something different with this album, which is why he joined forces with singer Rosie Bones and guitarist Carmen Vandenberg of the London band Bones, who wrote the songs and lyrics with him.
“I thought, ‘If I don’t change course now [musically], I’ll be stuck with that Guitar World [magazine] thing, and that’s not where I come from at all,'” Beck said at a listening preview of the album. “Even though I’ve been on about 400 of their front covers, I’m not that person.”
Loud Hailer Track List:
- “The Revolution Will Be Televised”
- “Live in the Dark”
- “Pull It”
- “Thugs Club”
- “Scared for the Children”
- “Right Now”
- “The Ballad of the Jersey Wives”