Sweet featuring original guitarist Andy Scott, will release their new single “Set Me Free” on March 5th. The new single is taken from the band’s current album “Isolation Boulevard”, and can be pre-saved HERE.
The band have just released the official music video trailer for the “Set Me Free” single :
“Set Me Free” has never been released as a single before, and it has been re-recorded for the band’s current album “Isolation Boulevard” which features lockdown re-recordings of the original songs that appeared on the U.S. edition of the band’s 1975 album “Desolation Boulevard“.
“Isolation Boulevard” features all the Sweet’s classic hit singles and was recorded with the new line-up during lockdowns between September and October 2020. The latest single “Set Me Free” is taken from the album.
Although it is one of the most covered songs in the band’s repertoire, this marks the first time Sweet has released it as an official single. Over the years, the song’s been covered by Saxon, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol).
Andy Scott, the songwriter, and last man standing from the original band have produced a remarkable album given the challenging circumstances that we face globally today.
“Recording an album separately in different locations throws up a myriad of technical problems,” says Andy Scott. “It’s impossible for everyone to play at the same time, so all parts are performed the “old” way and then data transferred back to base camp where the magical digital stuff takes over.”
Continues Andy, “Sweet would usually record all together in the studio with a performance rather than individually but the pandemic dictated the ways and means. The result is a mind-blowing set of tracks, all the hits and a barrage of heavy-duty glam rock.”
Sweet are a British rock and roll institution with a pedigree of 50 years of hit singles. They’ve sold 55 million albums and had 34 number #1 hit singles. Hailed by many as a national treasure with a loyal fanbase, their dazzling arsenal of rock music stands the test of time. The music is as relevant today as it was 50 years ago when Sweet first stormed the UK Charts in January 1971.
|Isolation Boulevard Track Listing:|
|Fox on the Run|
Still Got the Rock
Love Is Like Oxygen
The Six Teens
Set Me Free
Turn It Down
New York Groove
SWEET November/December 2021 UK Tour
With Special Guests Limehouse Lizzy
Rescheduled from 2020
Tickets on Sale via www.thegigcartel.com
24 HR Box Office: 08444 780 898
Thursday 25 November 2021 – Brighton, Chalk
Friday 26 November 2021 – Southampton, 1865
Saturday 27 November 2021 – Frome Cheese & Grain
Sunday 28 November 2021 – London, Islington Assembly Hall
Thursday 2 December 2021 – Birmingham, Town Hall
Friday 3 December 2021 – Shrewsbury, The Buttermarket
Saturday 4 December 2021 – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavillion
Sunday 5 December 2021 – Norwich, The Waterfront
Wednesday 8 December 2021 – Newcastle, Boiler Shop
Thursday 9 December 2021 – Glasgow, The Garage
Friday 10 December 2021 – Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall
Saturday 11 December 2021 – Holmfirth, Picturedrome
Friday 17 December 2021 – Cardiff, University SU
Saturday 18 December 2021 – Manchester, Academy
Sunday 19 December 2021 – Nottingham, Rock City
Monday 20 December 2021 – Bury St Edmunds, Apex
Isolation Boulevard features all the Sweet’s classic hit singles and was recorded with the new line-up during lockdowns between September and October 2020.
It’s a reworking of Sweet’s 1975 album multi-million selling “Desolation Boulevard”. The latest single “Set Me Free” is taken from the album, and although it is one of the most covered songs in the band’s repertoire, this marks the first time Sweet has released it as an official single.
NEW SINGLE – “SET ME FREE”
RELEASED FRIDAY 5th MARCH 2021
WATCH THE OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO TRAILER HERE
PRE-SAVE THE SINGLE
“ISOLATION BOULEVARD” ALBUM AVAILABLE HERE”
ISOLATION BOULEVARD” LTD EDITION VINYL AVAILABLE HERE
SWEET – Official Website www.thesweet.com