AC/DC – ” Shot In The Dark “

Posted: October 6, 2020 in MUSIC

AC/DC will release their comeback single ‘Shot In The Dark’ on Wednesday (October 7th), the band have confirmed. Previewed last week in the form of a short video clip the song is taken from the recently reunited upcoming bands new project “PWR UP”. AC/DC shared another short clip comprised of behind-the-scenes footage featuring brief appearances by all five members of the band Brian johnson, Angus Young. Stevie Young, Phil Rudd and Cliff Williams. The teaser ends by confirming that ‘Shot In The Dark’ will be released as a single on Wednesday, with the song set to premiere at 5am UK time.

Speaking recently about the band’s upcoming new album — their first since 2014’s “Rock Or Bust” longtime AC/DC sound engineer Mike Fraser told the fans about how the bands song-writing and recording process this time around echoed the approach that was adopted on their last album.

“I think Angus Young, guitarist] kind of came into this with a lot of ideas and riffs and not too many completed songs,” Fraser said. “But that was similar on ‘Rock Or Bust’, ‘cos him and Malcolm Young had written tons of songs before Mal got sick and eventually passed away in 2017.

“So he’s got a whole treasure trove of ideas and riffs and all that. He’s probably spent a few years before we came in to do this record pooling ideas together and all that, and then when he came into the studio here, he just sat down with a whole suitcase full of little demo things he had done. And him and Brendan O’Brien, who produced the record, would sift through all the ideas and say, ‘Hey, that’s great. That’s a really good song. Let’s put that riff here.’”

The brief preview of the predictably neck-snapping tune is highlighted by one of guitarist Angus Young’s signature heavy riffs, as well as snapshots of the reformed group’s members.

The single announcement comes after weeks of teases from the group, which is also welcoming the return of singer Brian Johnson, who stepped aside in 2016 on doctor’s orders due to hearing-loss issues. Late rhythm guitarist and co-founder Malcolm Young died in November 2017 at age 64, three years after he stepped down from the band due to complications from dementia.

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