Europe have unveiled their new single “Not Supposed To Sing The Blues”, the new video from the Swedish hard rockers can be seen below. “Not Supposed To Sing The Blues” is the first single from Europe’s ninth studio album, “Bag Of Bones”, which will be released on April 27 via earMusic/Edel. The CD, which features a guest appearance by blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa (Black Country Communion), was produced by Kevin Shirley, who has previously worked with Iron Maiden, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion, Black Stone Cherry and Journey, among others.
“Bag Of Bones” track listing:
01. Riches To Rags
02. Not Supposed To Sing The Blues
04. Bag Of Bones
06. My Woman My Friend
07. Demon Head
08. Drink And A Smile
10. Mercy You Mercy Me
11. Bring It All Home
The “Not Supposed To Sing The Blues” digital single was made available on March 9.
Europe singer Joey Tempest comments “Kevin Shirley did such a great job capturing the spirit of this band. He just let us do our thing and then pushed us and our songs to the max. Finally we express ourselves completely without restraint. Straight from heart and soul. It took some time but we have arrived!” Europe’s Guitarist John Norum added “Why drive VW beetle when you can drive a Rolls Royce?! ‘Bag Of Bones’ is a classic rock album with lots of class. Even my mom likes it!” Regarding the new CD title, Europe drummer Ian Haugland said, “It’s not [called ‘Bag Of Bones’] because we all have lost tons of weight or found a new interest in archeology or dogs… It’s just because it sounds f–kin’ cool!”