Huey Lewis & The News
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Huey Lewis & The News Announce First New, Original Album in 19 Years, 'Weather'
After treating fans to their first new original single in a decade back in September, GRAMMY winners Huey Lewis And The News have announced their forthcoming album, Weather, is due out Feb. 14, 2020. They also released its opening track, "While We're Young." Check it out:
The new album was produced by Lewis and the band, continuing their practice of self-producing albums since the early '80s. The recording sessions were cut short by Lewis' 2018 Ménière's disease diagnosis that threatened to keep him from ever singing again. On Weather, "Lewis reflects on fleeting mortality with a rasp as uninhibited, witty, and confident as ever, backed by the same strength of smooth-sailing soul arrangements that first launched the group to international superstardom," according to a statement from the band.
The group released the album's first single, the playful "Her Love Is Killing Me," earlier this fall.
The new material on Weather was road-tested by the band for years on tour, and Lewis calls the album some of the band's best work. True to the signature pop shine, R&B groove and blues shuffle heard on the band's classic albums Sports and Fore!, Weather also experiments with some country twang on "One Of The Boys," a song Dave Cobb originally asked Lewis to write for Willie Nelson.
After five career GRAMMY nominations, Huey Lewis And The News won their first career GRAMMY in 1985 for Best Music Video, Long Form for "Heart Of Rock 'n' Roll at the 28th GRAMMY Awards. Weather marks the band's first album of original songs since 2001's Plan B.