Utah-based rock icons The Used have announced the forthcoming release of a Deluxe Edition of their eighth studio album Heartwork (2020) next Friday, September 10th via Big Noise. The album, produced by John Feldmann, will feature eleven new songs all written during the original Heartwork sessions with a variety of collaborators including Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, providing one seamless and complete look at this chapter of the iconic band’s career.
Featuring vocalist Bert McCracken, guitarist Joey Bradford, bassist Jeph Howard and drummer Dan Whitesides, The Used was brought to life in early 2001 and have since released a collection of albums that pioneered the scene of emo rock. High energy live shows, gut-wrenching relatable lyrics, and melodies that blended pop sensibility and hard rock was the perfect combination to make an everlasting impression on fans globally.
Heartwork, originally released in April 2020, arrived with the unbounded spirit of the pair of platinum albums that first introduced The Used to the world, mixed with the dramatic air of their gold-certified third, Lies for the Liars (2007). The emotion, sincerity and vulnerability found on their self-titled 2002 record and In Love and Death (2004) is more urgent and insistent than ever on Heartwork, a diverse sixteen-song offering filled of self-examination, hyper-literate exploration, political pyromania, and keenly self-aware yet unrestrained whimsy.
"Not a moment of our time in the studio for the Heartwork sessions was wasted. It seemed that every new day brought with it a song worth listening to. Therefore, we are beyond proud to present to you all of the songs that didn’t make the record; the entirety of the session. With love, The Used."Heartwork (Deluxe) can be pre-saved today here.
Stream 'The Lighthouse' (feat. Mark Hoppus) from The Used's 2020 album Heartwork below.