My immediate thought was that they'll make a game available on the website perhaps like they've done for other albums.
I think every album was represented in some way in the video as well, it was like Easter eggs all over the place! (although I gotta go through again and see if I can catch Dance of Death).
I'm just going to post all my thoughts on the song as well as the video here.
Definitely enjoying it, but not blown away. It’s a solid rocker with a lot of energy.
I love the music video. When I first saw the CGI Eddie, I was worried this was going to be another Wildest Dreams. But the minute we got to the 16 bit game, I new things were going to be okay.
During some of the verses, everything seems to add up to something just a little shy of being right. I don’t know how to explain it, I’m not a musician and I don’t have the vocabulary for these types of things. All I can say is, at moments it feels like less than the sum of it’s parts, because the parts although good, don’t quit fit together. Whether that’s from the mixing, vocal melody, or guitar melody, I couldn’t say.
- Bruce’s scream.
- The Deep Purple vibe.
- The overall energy.
- That intro.
- Production feels a step up from TFF.
- Nicko on top form.
- The Echo on Bruce’s voice gives me so much hope for this album.
- Did I mention the cowbell?
- Dave’s solo.
- Dave’s solo overlapping with the end of the chorus.
- The Lyrics are a bit cheese in the verses.
- Under utilization of the three guitars.
- “SSTTAARRSS!!” - Man that’s high, it kind of hurts the ears. (But also super impressive.)
- The two cockups. The first one around 2:17, the other after the solo.
As far as post-reunion singles go, it’s defiantly better than El Dorado, Different World, and Wildest Dreams. It will take time before I know how well it holds up against, Wicker Man, Silent Planet, Benny B, and Rainmaker.