The Used are back with new single 'Paradise Lost,' a poem by John Milton. The song will be featured on their forthcoming eight studio album 'Heartwork,' which is due out on April 24. You can check out the new song, album artwork and track listing down below.
Speaking of the new album, frontman Ber McCracken commented: “The new album plays on the emotions, the sincerity, and the vulnerability of the first record and In Love and Death, with a little bit of the flair from Lies for the Liars. Standing in the streaming circle pit with Kesha and Halsey, the album is just as modern sounding. John Feldmann’s production is that professional. It sounds really good! Those are two really random examples, but I think if you listen to both of those records, the songs are all over the place: dance, pop, actual punk rock riffs and drums. I think music is so all over the place right now that The Used fits in perfectly.”
"I’ve always been a bit obsessed with Paradise Lost," commented Bert McCracken on the new single.
"I really dug deep into the poem and its author, John Milton. As I was reading a lot of his political essays, I realized that a lot of what ’Satan’ says in Paradise Lost are quotes directly from John Milton’s own mouth. A lot of people thought he was the devil back then."
"He had a huge problem with the show of opulence from the Church. He thought it was disgusting. His poem is about the failed revolution against the Church of England, which is Satan’s failed revolution on earth. And what’s more incredible or exciting than a failed revolution?"
'Heartwork' track listing:
01. Paradise Lost, a poem by John Milton
02. Blow Me (feat. Jason Aalon Butler)
03. BIG, WANNA BE
04. Bloody Nose
05. Wow, I Hate This Song
06. My Cocoon
07. Cathedral Bell
08. 1984 (Infinite Jest)
09. 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