Monday, May 20, 2019

The Scorpions share new album update

Singer Klaus Meine of The Scorpions is sharing an update on the band’s plans for a possible new studio album.

The German rockers last performed in Cyprus, Greece in February and will return to action for a two-month summer tour of Europe starting June 14 in Malaga, Spain.

"After all these many months of touring, I think everybody enjoys a little break and a little breather and to recharge the batteries,” Meine tells Scorpions Brazil (hear audio below) ahead of a fall tour of South America. “But then it's kind of long – we're not really used to this kind of long breaks. But as much as we enjoyed it, the good thing is that when we left the last show earlier this year in Cyprus, we said, at some point, before we go back on the road, it would be nice to go back into the studio and maybe start writing a couple of new songs.

"When Rudolf [Schenker] came back from Thailand and we all came back together, just a couple of weeks ago, actually, we went straight into the studio, and it was fantastic. We had such a good time, and there were plenty of ideas. It was a really good vibe to work without big pressure or anything – just come back together, write a couple of songs, enjoy some time in the studio. And it really turned out really good and in a very positive way. Because we hadn't been in the studio for quite a while, so it was a very positive experience. Actually, for me, I really would have loved to keep going at this point. I was in the studio just right now working on some stuff, and I was taken away, not being in the world of interviews. I was out there in the world of creativity, world of writing some new stuff.”

"It's really amazing that I guess all of us really enjoy this part of creativity and coming back together without really expecting too much – just to let it flow,"
adds Meine. "And it was really great. And I would have loved if we could keep going, because we just have a great flow. But knowing that we go back on the road soon — in June — there's just limited time right now.

"If somebody would ask me the question, 'Is there a chance for a new album?', the chance is much bigger now than it was just a couple of weeks ago. But we will be back on the road soon. And I guess we don't have a chance to go back working on new songs really before the end of the year or early next year.

“But there's a good feeling in the Scorpions camp there might be a new album out in 2020… We are pretty much on the road until the end of this year. And since it will start in June, there is just limited time now. It's just a very positive experience, and it feels like such a great start with songwriting; we recorded some demos and stuff. So it really feels good; we're in a good way to come up with something next year."

The Scorpions most recent studio album is 2015’s “Return To Forever.”

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