Norwegian/Spanish hard rockers TNT have released their first "official" new single, "Tears In My Eyes". The track, which can be streamed below, is taken from their upcoming studio album, "XIII", due on June 8 via Frontiers Music Srl.
"Tears In My Eyes" is the second track from "XIII" to be made available to the public. Two weeks ago, "Get Ready For Some Hard Rock" was released to mixed reviews. A short time later, TNT guitarist Ronni Le Tekrø took to Facebook to defend the band's decision to offer "Get Ready For Some Hard Rock" as a first taste of the upcoming disc. He wrote: "The musical direction on the new album contains classic TNT songs and is generally very melodic. In that respect, 'Get Ready For Some Hard Rock' is kind of untypical for the album that mainly consists of melodic hard rock in the vein of '80s TNT, but we and Frontiers thought it would be a cool track as a teaser and a 'message' to rockers all over the world. This album is as diverse as 'Tell No Tales' and we are very happy about it. Look out for the first proper 'single,' 'Tears In My Eyes', coming [later this month]. It can't sound more TNT than that one! Haters and skeptics will be turned into LOVERS again."
Spanish singer Baol Bardot Bulsara made his live debut with TNT last November at the Oslo Spektrum on Oslo, Norway, where the band performed as the support act for the SCORPIONS.
Baol stated in a video message: "I'm very happy and very grateful to be here, to be a part of the TNT family now. This is a dream come true for me, actually, because I've been a fan of TNT since my teens. You could say I grew up listening to the band. So this is kind of a strange karma for me, you know. I just wanted to tell you that I'm here to continue with the legacy and hopefully see you all in the near future touring and having fun together."
"XIII" track listing:
01. We're Gonna Make It
02. Not Feeling Anything
03. Fair Warning
04. It's Electric
05. Where You Belong
06. Can't Breathe Anymore
07. Get Ready For Some Hard Rock
08. People, Come Together
09. Tears In My Eyes
10. 17th Of May
11. Catch A Wave
TNT announced in October that it was once again parting ways with American vocalist Tony Harnell.
Harnell rejoined TNT in May 2016, less than a year and a half after his previous departure from the group.
At the time of Harnell's latest exit from TNT, the band was said to be working on a new studio album for a 2018 release via Frontiers Music Srl.
Harnell previously quit TNT in January 2015 after a 15-month stint with the band.
British singer Tony Mills appeared on three studio albums from TNT: 2007's "The New Territory", 2008's"Atlantis" and 2010's "A Farewell To Arms".
Photo credit: Kenneth Baluba Sporsheim