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Steelheart are giving fans another early look at their new Through Worlds of Stardust LP with the video for the set’s new single, “Lips of Rain.”
Directed by frontman Miljenko Matijevic, the clip was partly filmed at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah; according to band reps, the crew shot in the Flats for three days during a heat wave boasting temperatures in the high 90s. Other footage was shot in the more temperate Malibu hills.
“Lips of Rain” follows the release of Through Worlds of Stardust‘s first single, “You Got Me Twisted,” which debuted last month. The album, due in stores Sept. 15, ends a nearly decade-long drought between full-length releases from the band, and finds Matijevic reunited with Steelheart veterans such as guitarist Uros Raskovski, bassist Rev Jones and drummer Mike Humbert.
“I cannot express how excited I am for you all to hear this new album,” Miljenko enthused in a press release. “Our focus was to bring back the magic in the music with songs that have been lived, loved, laughed and struggled. I best describe this album as ‘deep, sexy, loving, twisted, romantic and hungry rock ‘n’ roll.’”
As Milkjenko told Icon vs. Icon, Through Worlds of Stardust marks a new era for Steelheart — one in which he’s holding more of the creative reins than ever. Calling the process “an insane amount of work,” he pointed out that labels don’t handle or pay for a lot of the things they used to. “I got the whole team together for this, from the artwork to the videos … I produced the album and my team handled the logistics of getting it all done,” he said. “All of it was done in-house. The lesson is — f—! This is a lot of work!”
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