EUROPE RELEASE NEW SONG, “HOLD YOUR HEAD UP”
Europe have released the official music video for their new song titled Hold Your Head Up. The track, which is described by the band as “a punchy uptempo rocker with reminiscent elements of early Europe,” was recorded in August at Atlantis Studios in Stockholm with producer Klas Åhlund (Ghost, Robyn) and was mixed by Stefan Glaumann (Rammstein, Def Leppard),who also mixed the band’s Secret Society album. The song, which will be available to stream and download on September 29th across all reputable digital platforms, including Spotify, Apple, iTunes, Amazon Music, Deezer, Tidal, Pandora and YouTube Music, will serve as a precursor to the group’s twelfth studio album, to be recorded in 2024 and released in late 2024 or early 2025.
The Hold Your Head Up video offers a glimpse into the brand-new documentary that the band have been busy filming with producer/director Craig Hooper (Deep Purple, Saxon) for Coolhead Productions simply titled Europe – The Movie. The film will tell the story of the band, from formation until present day, telling of their rise to success in the mid-1980s, through hard times and heartache, to coming back in the millennium, and the current successes the band has achieved. This is set for release in early 2024.
Singer Joey Tempest said, “Hold Your Head Up is an uptempo guitar driven rocker about pulling through in difficult times and the influence my father had on me to always do my best and persevere.
It’s been six years since our last release, Walk The Earth, recorded at Abbey Road, and we had a great time in the studio with producer Klas Åhlund. He really brought out a hungry, engaged band that’s ready to continue an amazing journey. We can’t wait to play this song on tour and incorporate it on our next album. We’re very proud of this track.”
Europe is currently undertaking a Time Capsule tour which includes 21 concerts across Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Norway, Sweden, France, The Netherlands, and the U.K., including two nights at the famous London Palladium. These anniversary shows will consist of a career retrospective “evening with” performance featuring all the hits together with deep cuts and fan favorites from all of their 11 studio albums.