The Struts have recruited Def Leppard‘s lead singer Joe Elliott and guitarist Phil Collen for a new song, “I Hate How Much I Want You.”
The song is set to appear on The Struts’ upcoming album, Strange Days, due out on October 16 via Interscope/Polydor.
The track opens with a phone conversation between Struts frontman Luke Spiller and Elliott. In the discussion, Spiller reveals the band has been working on new music, and he has “a big fat chorus that I need your big ol’ pipes for.” Elliott promptly responds, “I’m in, sunshine, I’m in.”
Spiller said in a statement that the duo helped make the song sound like “a timeless glam rock stomper that your mum sang along to in the Seventies.”
“I loved the sound of the Struts since the moment I first heard them so it gives me great pleasure that Luke and the boys asked myself and Joe to participate in some mutual, mischievous, explosive rowdiness,” added Collen.
Elliott said, “I’ve been a massive fan of the band since I first heard them so it’s not just a pleasure, it’s an honor to be part of this ‘born-in-Covid’ album, and what a song! Makes me feel like a kid again every time I hear it!”
Strange Days will also feature collaborations with Robbie Williams (“Strange Days”), the Strokes‘ Albert Hammond, Jr. (“Another Hit of Showmanship”), and Tom Morello.
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