Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Prepare for New Album ‘Hypnotic Eye’
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers announced a follow up to 2010’s Mojo this week.
Mojo turned into another hit for the band, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums. The new release, called Hypnotic Eye, is scheduled to come out on July 29 and will be proceeded by a tour beginning on August 3.
Tickets go on sale at the end of this month, with all buyers receiving a copy of the album.
Radio.com caught up with the Heartbreakers’ keyboardist Benmont Tench to ask about what the release will sound like. While Hypnotic Eye is said to go back to the ‘60s rock sound of their early albums, Tench described it as covering a wide range of sounds but still sounding like the band.
He said:“It sounds like the Heartbreakers to me. People associate [us] with different sounds that come from different periods, but it’s a very versatile band. And if you catch us in a room when we’re just messing around, or if you hear the songs that sometimes don’t make it to records, they encompass a really broad spectrum. And it’s a broad spectrum of things that he’s written, and that he and [guitarist] Mike [Campbell] have co-written for this record.”
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