UK pop punk band Busted are set to release a new album on November 11. The album is entitled ‘Night Driver’ and will be released via East/West Records.
It will be the bands first studio record since 2003’s ‘A Present For Everyone’, which peaked at number 2 in the UK album chart. ‘Night Driver’ was recorded in LA and brings with it a totally new sound for the band. Bassist Matt Willis has suggested that the record will have a dance pop feel stating: “As soon as we started making music it became very apparent that we all wanted to make exactly the same thing, We’d been listening to dance and pop producers like Skrillex (Justin Bieber) and Max Martin (The Weeknd) who both started off in rock bands.”
Guitarist James Bourne added: “The last thing we wanted to do was try to recreate what we used to have, It belongs to that time. All real artists evolve, all real artists try things, it’s unnatural not to.”
Busted dropped lead single ‘Coming Home’ back in May. Many older fans were surprised by the songs use of drum machines and heavy synthesized instrumentation, and wondered what had happened to the punkier sound that Busted had become known for. Despite this, the song was largely well received.
Charlie Simpson explained: “On this record we’re older, we’ve had completely different experiences than what we’d have been talking about ten years ago. It’s an authentic reflection of who we are today.”
You can pre-order ‘Night Driver’ via the bands website www.busted.com
Here is the full track list for the album:
‘On What You’re On’
‘Thinking Of You’
‘One Of A Kind’
‘I Will Break Your Heart’
‘Kids With Computers’
‘Out Of Our Minds’
‘Those Days Are Gone’