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Listen: Huey Lewis and The News Announce First New Album in Nearly 20 Years and Share the Single “When We’re Young”

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

Huey Lewis and The News have shared a new single from the forthcoming album Weather – their first album of all-new music in nearly two decades.

The new song “While We’re Young” is a cheeky pop-rock tune that pairs Lewis’ wry and witty vocals with an easy tune, bright horns and a solid groove – you will be humming along by the end of the track. And it’s hard not to chuckle at the lyrics, which jokingly bemoan the limits of getting older. “We’ll take a nap in the afternoon/That’s just part of the fun/So much of youth is wasted on the young/Watch your tongue… Tell the kids we’ll be late/And we’ll need to recuperate!”

Listen in the player below.

“While We’re Young” is the second single from the new album, due out February 14, 2020, via BMG. It follows “Her Love Is Killin’ Me” which was released in September and was the band’s first new song in more than 10 years.

The band recorded Weather at their Troutfarm Studio in Marin County, Calif., and brought in Bob Clearmountain, who has been involved in some of their biggest hits, to mix the record. Unfortunately, the sessions were cut short when Lewis was diagnosed with Ménière’s disease, an inner ear condition that has prevented the singer from performing and forced the band to cancel a slew of tour dates. They have not been able to perform together since the diagnosis.

Lewis, however, has remained positive in spite of the condition, saying in a press release, “You’ve got to look on the bright side and stay creative. Even if I never sing again, things could always be worse. After all, I’m deaf, not dead.”

Huey Lewis & The News – “While We’re Young”

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