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Huey Lewis & The News To Release First Album of New Music in 18 Years

Huey Lewis performing in 2006
Huey Lewis performing in 2006. CC by SA 3.0. Credit: Carl Lender

Huey Lewis & The News have signed a deal with BMG and will release a new album this spring. The new record marks the band’s 10th studio album and their first of original music since 2001’s Plan B .

“We’re very excited about our new album, and honestly feel that it’s among our best work – we cannot wait to get it out to fans!” Lewis said in a press release. “We’re equally excited to be with BMG, whose reputation as a ‘music-first’ label precedes them admirably.”

The announcement comes a year after Lewis was forced to cancel all upcoming tour dates due to health issues. The singer suffered sudden hearing loss caused by Meniere’s disease.

“It’s literally noise, it’s cacophony,” Lewis told Today following his diagnosis. “Even though I can hear you, we can talk… I can talk on the phone, but I can’t sing. I can’t hear music. So I can do everything but what I love to do the most.”

“The good news is, it can get better,” he continued. “It just hasn’t yet.”

Lewis has not commented on his condition since the announcement of the new album.

Huey Lewis and The News’ most recent studio album was 2010’s Soulsville , a collection of Stax Records covers.

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