Ringo Starr is featured on one of two brand-new songs released Friday by the star-studded rock group The Empty Hearts, which includes members of The Cars, Blondie and The Romantics.
The former Beatles drummer lent his talents to “Remember Days Like These,” a jangly, ’60s-influenced mid-tempo pop-rock tune.
“Having Ringo Starr guest on our new single is a truly profound event for our band,” says Empty Hearts lead guitarist and founding Cars member Elliot Easton. “The Beatles are pretty much the reason that we do what we do; their importance to us cannot be overstated.”
“Remember Days Like These” has been issued as a single along with another new tune, the similarly jangly “Tell Me Reasons Why.”
The Empty Hearts also feature Blondie drummer Clem Burke and Romantics singer/guitarist Wally Palmar, as well as bassist Andy Babiuk of veteran garage-rock band The Chesterfield Kings. The group released its self-titled debut album in 2014, and also issued a new two-track single this past September featuring “Coat-Tailer” and “Run and Hide from You.” Last month, the band debuted an official video for the latter tune.
The Empty Hearts plan to release their second studio album later this year.
“Our newest album is a big leap for us creatively, with more adventurous writing, some wild sonic exploration (or as we call it, ‘ear candy’), and a desire to make the sort of record that we’ve always loved,” Easton says. “Not just a bunch of isolated songs, but more of a total ‘experience’ or voyage that takes the listener from point A and drops them off at point Z.”
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