Aerosmith – Lover Alot (2012)

’Lover Alot’, the new single proper from Aerosmith has just been released.

It’s the first new material proper in a long time and I have to say I’m a little underwhelmed. Sadly this is just like I was underwhelmed when I heard ’Legendary Child’ the track recently dug up from Get A Grip demos and given to the G.I. Joe: Retaliation soundtrack.

Hmmm. This is a little worrying as I am a massive Aerosmith fan, owning all their albums, and witnessing many live gigs including flying around the world to see them (including a cheeky trip to Vegas).

So what is it? In truth I didn’t really like Aerosmith’s last album Just Push Play either, but I put that down to a mixture of the band being tired and perhaps needing a break, and where my musical tastes were at that point. However the hiatus came and (excusing an almost exclusively covers album) Aerosmith have not released new material in 11 years.

Perhaps then it is me, and my tastes have moved away from the band? Does that happen to a band you’ve loved for 23 years? It hasn’t for Jovi, Mötley, Gn’R and others therefore I’m not convinced this is the reason.

This leaves me with one final concern: perhaps Aerosmith just don’t have it anymore? Oh I hope that’s not the case and I’ve been wrong before…new album Music from Another Dimension! is out early November when we will all find out the answer. Have a listen below:

Gareth Fraser

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