Boston's new album, 'Life, Love & Hope,' features a blend of the band's classic sound with some new elements -- including some rapping and a rare lead vocal from leader Tom Scholz. But according to Scholz, he was neither trying to recapture the past nor fit in with the present.
Hot on the heels of the arrival of Boston's first studio album in more than a decade, Life, Love & Hope, the band has now released a brand-new Christmas single. The veteran rockers have reworked the holiday classic "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,"
Boston have undergone a lot of lineup changes over the course of the band's 37-year history, but their sound has always remained more or less the same, with very few concessions to current trends. As bandleader Tom Scholz revealed during a recent interview, that's at least partly because he doesn't even know what those current trends are.
In anticipation of ‘Life, Love & Hope,’ Boston have given a preview of things to come. The band has released the first single, ‘Heaven on Earth,’ which you can hear above.
The countdown to the next new batch of Boston recordings has begun in earnest, and although the Dec. 3 release date for the band's first new LP in 11 years might still feel pretty far away, at least we now have a record cover to look at while we wait.