The Darkness deliver “immeasurable rock 'n' roll extravagance” with new single, Motorheart

The Darkness
(Image credit: Frank Hoensch/Redferns)

The Darkness have released Motorheart, the first single from their forthcoming album of the same name.

When the glam-rockers announced their seventh LP earlier this year, they promised “trademark blazing guitar riffs and solos, soaring falsetto and immeasurable rock 'n' roll extravagance”. We're delighted to confirm that they've made good on their word.

Blazing guitar riffs and solos? The track – which pays homage to a “devoted sex robot” – kicks off with both, and continues to deliver them in abundance across its five-minute run time. Soaring falsetto and immeasurable rock 'n' roll extravagance? Well, it's The Darkness, isn't it? Check out the song's official lyric video below.

Motorheart rocks harder than anything we've done before,” says frontman Justin Hawkins. “It makes me happy and proud to crank it up and literally shake my Swiss chalet to its foundations. Dan [Hawkins, guitarist] did an awesome job on the production, it'll take your face off, but your skull will be grinning from meatus to meatus. Please, enjoy.”

Motorheart – the album – is set to drop October 15 via Cooking Vinyl, and will arrive in multiple formats, including Deluxe CD with bonus tracks, exclusive color LP and tape.

The Darkness are also gearing up to head out on a UK tour with Steve Harris's British Lion in November and December. To see a full list of dates, and to purchase tickets, head to the band's official website.

Check out Motorheart's tracklisting below.

  1. Welcome Tae Glasgae
  2. It’s Love, Jim
  3. Motorheart
  4. The Power And The Glory Of Love
  5. Jussy’s Girl
  6. Sticky Situations
  7. Nobody Can See Me Cry
  8. Eastbound
  9. Speed Of The Nite Time
  10. You Don’t Have To Be Crazy About Me… But It Helps *
  11. It’s A Love Thang (You Wouldn’t Understand) *
  12. So Long *

* = Deluxe edition bonus tracks

The Darkness – Motorheart

(Image credit: The Darkness)

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.