Rock icons The Used have released a Deluxe Edition of their eighth studio album ‘Heartwork’ via Big Noise.
The new album, produced by John Feldmann, features 11 new songs all written during the original ‘Heartwork’ sessions with a variety of collaborators including Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, providing the listener one seamless and complete look at this chapter of the iconic band’s career.
The band shares,
“Not a moment of our time in the studio for the ‘Heartwork’ sessions was wasted. It seemed that every new day brought with it a song worth listening to. Therefore, we are beyond proud to present to you all of the songs that didn’t make the record; the entirety of the session.”
‘Heartwork’, originally released in 2020, arrived with the unbounded spirit of the pair of platinum albums that first introduced The Used to the world, mixed with the dramatic air of their gold-certified third, ‘Lies for the Liars’. The emotion, sincerity, and vulnerability found on ‘The Used’ (2002) and ‘In Love and Death’ (2004) is more urgent and insistent than ever on ‘Heartwork’, a diverse 16-song offering filled of self-examination, hyper-literate exploration, political pyromania, and keenly self-aware yet unrestrained whimsy.
In the first week of ‘Heartwork’’s release, the album landed #2 spots on both the Current Alternative and Record Label Independent Album charts, #3 on both Current Rock and Top Current Album charts as well as landing in the Billboard Top 200 at the #87 spot.
As for the Southeast Asia region, singles from ‘Heartwork’ made international playlisting on Apple Music, KKBOX, and landed on Spotify Asia’s coveted New Music Friday playlists across the region. Tracks like “The Lighthouse (feat. Mark Hoppus)” were added to top radio stations including Power 98 (Singapore), Fly FM (Malaysia), and Kristal FM (Brunei), and the album was featured on notable media outlets such as Bandwagon (Asia), Pop Inquirer (Philippines), Rolling Stone India, Republika (Indonesia), Medcom (Indonesia) and Headbangkok (Thailand).
Established in 2000 and comprising members Bert McCracken (vocals), Jepha (bass), Dan Whitesides (drums) and Joey Bradford (guitar), The Used was brought to life and have since released a collection of albums that pioneered the scene of emo rock.
High energy live shows, gut wrenching relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock was the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally.
Cover photo: Brian Cox