New Album 'The Glorious Dead'
The Heavy - New Album 'The Glorious Dead'
Posted on 23/05/2012
The Glorious Dead is the band’s third full-length LP, and the follow-up to their acclaimed sophomore record The House That Dirt Built (2009). Self-produced and with their unique, raw eclecticism fully intact, it’s their most fully-realized record yet, mixing together soul, hip hop, rock, blues and funk into glorious, raucous party music that is equally full of heart.
The first single is the soaring “What Makes A Good Man,” follows in the footsteps of the band’s sleeper hit “How You Like Me Now”, which achieved gold status, selling half a million copies, helping the album achieve 150,000 sales. The song appeared everywhere from Entourage to The Fighter and saw David Letterman asking for an unprecedented encore of it when performed on his Late Show, all of which has helped usher in much success Stateside. Among the other highlights on The Glorious Dead include the horror film atmospherics of “Can’t Play Dead” to the laid-back sincerity of “Curse Me Good,” the funked-up hip hop rhythm of “Big Bad Wolf” and the epic, heavy-hitting gospel rock ‘n’ roll of “Same ‘Ol.” Throughout, vocalist Swaby’s voice soars, packed with yearning and pure soul.