GOTTHARD have unveiled the first single from their forthcoming album Bang!
Patchy performer: former Miss Switzerland Anita Buri guests in Gotthard’s video
Here’s what the Swiss rockers have to say about the song and its accompanying promo clip:
“Only a little more than four weeks and it will finally be here – the big Bang! we’re all waiting for. Great that there’s the strong first single to tide us over, because Feel What I Feel definitely whets the appetite for more.
“Even more so watching the video, which stars former Miss Switzerland, Anita Buri, in the super-hot leading role. Because let’s face it – what could possibly be better than: awesome track + beautiful woman = perfect.
“During the shoot of Feel What I Feel it got quite warm in the pfalzkeller [wine cellar] of St. Gallen monastery – and that wasn’t only caused by the spotlights. Apart from the elaborately filmed scenes of the band’s performance, the amazing Anita Buri raised the temperature in a tasteful, sexy alien costume, seducing our friend Nic [Maeder, vocals] good and proper. All very professional-like, of course.”
Find out how the story ends in the clip below.
Swiss veterans GOTTHARD will release their eleventh studio album, Bang!, on April 6 via PIAS.
It’s their second record with Swiss-Australian vocalist Nic Maeder, who joined the band following the motorcycle accident that killed Steve Lee in 2010.
The release will be fronted with the launch of a single entitled Feel What I Feel, described as “a perfect demonstration of the group’s talent for combining melodic vocals with strong guitar hooks.”
A statement explains: “The dynamic boogie groove of the title track is new ground for the band, reflecting their unbridled energy and pure confidence. Also worthy of mention is a duet with the so-far unknown American vocalist Melody Tibbits on a ballad entitled Maybe, as is the blues excursion the band take in Spread Your Wings.
“The final track, Thank You, is a veritable epic complete with orchestra and goosebumps, flowing against radio-friendly convention to a length of more than ten minutes. Written as a tribute to the late mother of guitarist Leo Leoni, it serves as a homage to mothers everywhere.”
Bang! was recorded and produced by Leoni and Charlie Bauerfeind. The follow-up to 2012′s Firebirth will be available as a standard CD, digipak with two bonus tracks, as a digital download and on vinyl.