Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends HEART today (8/12) have partnered with VEVO to premiere their live performance video of “Beautiful Broken,” the lead single off the band’s recently released (7/8) new studio album BEAUTIFUL BROKEN. It was filmed in Chicago, IL at the historic Genesee Theatre this past May and directed and produced by Dusty Kraatz of XI Media Productions (who has also directed videos for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and All That Remains).
Watch “Beautiful Broken” here.
Ann and Nancy Wilson and their band mates (Ben Smith, Craig Bartock, Dan Rothchild, Chris Joyner) kick the song--“a raw, muscular look at a ripped and torn beauty; a fabulous insanity," Ann Wilson tells Rolling Stone--into an even higher gear than the recorded version.
BEAUTIFUL BROKEN--HEART’s sixteenth album in a career with over 35 million albums sold--finds Ann and Nancy Wilson exploring new songs, but taking some of their favorite “cherry picks” from their catalog and rerecording and rethinking them.
HEART are currently on the road and earning critical acclaim on the “Rock Hall Three For All” tour, their summer headlining run with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and Cheap Trick, to be followed by HEART solo shows in October (see review pull quotes below). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://www.heart-music.com/tour
Recent praise for HEART’s live shows:
“[The band] opened with ‘Wild Child,’ and instantly made it clear that Heart still perform like a band in their prime. Ann’s pipes haven’t aged a bit and they soared over the mix with the same kind of command she has on the early records. I was truly impressed.”
--Andrew Sacher, BROOKLYNVEGAN (8/1/16)
“Sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart got Camden’s blood pumping with their brilliant mix of pop and rock. Ann’s voice can still carry ‘Magic Man’ and Nancy’s guitar work was appropriately front-and-center on ‘Crazy on You.’ And their treatment of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven’ to close out the night was monumental — a superb conclusion to a stunning night of rock.”
--Chris Sikich, PHILLYVOICE.COM (8/1/16)
“Heart’s song set was a sonic experience. While both in their 60s, Ann Wilson still possess one of the strongest female voices in rock, and her guitarist sister Nancy can jam with anybody.”
--Stephen Peterson, THE SUN CHRONICLE (7/25/16)
“Beginning with the Mutt Lange-penned Romeo’s Daughter song ‘Wild Child,’ Ann and Nancy Wilson led a muscular set powered by voices that still soar in their 60s. The band’s yin-yang factor was on full display going from a wild, driving ‘Bebe Le Strange’ to Nancy’s wispy, ‘mystical love song’ ‘These Dreams.’ New song ‘Beautiful Broken’ fit well with vintage rockers like ‘Kick It Out’ and ‘Straight On.’…Heart, the closest thing to a female Led Zeppelin in the ‘70s, ultimately wielded the hammer of the gods with ‘Immigrant Song’ and put an exclamation point on a classic night of classic rock with an explosive finale of ‘Stairway to Heaven.’”
--Scott Mervis, PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE (7/22/16)
“The Wilsons are still in fine voice, especially Ann, whose powerhouse vocals continue to be a force of nature. The band’s well-paced set…proved this rock and roll Heart is still beating.”
–-Daniel Duchholz, ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH (7/17/16)
“Overall, Ann and Nancy from Heart were superb…They prove every year that they only get better with age and experiences, and they are able to rock at every venue they perform. Vocally, Ann is a true force of nature, and Nancy is the epitome of grace, style and beauty. Their live Jones Beach [NY] show garnered 5 out of 5 stars.”
--Markos Papadatos, DIGITAL JOURNAL (7/29/16)