After 20 years, The Used are still a formidable force. We were supposed to feel like little kids again, when there was just music and a little bit of a competition with yourself to see if you could make something better than you thought you could. It covers every base. It feels good to write such a colourful record. The Used, You get a release with music, especially rock music — and it helps to have a little bit of ammunition behind it.
If there's one main parallel the Used 's Bert McCracken draws during a recent conversation with Kerrang , it's that the band's upcoming album bears a striking resemblance to their first. But how close will the new effort be to the self-titled staple from the Utah-born post-hardcore rockers? According to the frontman, quite a bit, it would seem. McCracken, when asked if the themes behind the group's latest single " Blow Me " represented the forthcoming the Used album as a whole, painted a bigger picture. We never really tried to push a concept or narrow things down into anything digestible that's cohesive. Elsewhere in the chat, McCracken pushed the comparison again.
The Used is an American rock band from Orem, Utah that formed in The group signed to Reprise Records and rose to fame in June after releasing their self-titled debut album. Their fourth studio album, Artwork, was released in August A fifth album, Vulnerable, was released in March through the independent label Hopeless Records. Their sixth album, Imaginary Enemy, released in April Their seventh studio album, The Canyon, was released October 27, Their eighth studio album, Heartwork, was released on April 24, They have enjoyed much success with their albums achieving gold and platinum statuses in many countries worldwide.
There's some buzz building about The Used 's new album, which the band has now revealed will be called Heartwork and is on schedule for an April 24 street date. Back in December , Fever 's Jason Aalon Butler revealed that he was guesting on a track for the forthcoming disc. Butler then offered some more detail on how he came to be part of the track and added insight on the sound of the forthcoming release. This is the next step in heavier music with melodic sensibility,'" shares Butler on discovering The Used. I studied it. Then I met the man that produced it, John Feldmann. Loved him. Studied him.