Def Leppard have posted a video for ‘Let’s Go’, the lead single and opening track from their just-released self-titled new album. Click below to watch.
The science fiction-influenced clip, directed by Frank Gryner, features footage of the band intercut with shots of spaceships, robots and other futuristic imagery. Guitarist Vivian Campbell stars following his recent battle with cancer.
Speaking to Rolling Stone last month, Joe Elliott described the track as having “that swaggering, mid-tempo rhythm, like ‘[Pour Some] Sugar [on Me]’ and ‘Rock of Ages’.”
“The idea was, we wanted something familiar,” he continued. “I mean, when AC/DC comes back after years away, you’re not going to get ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ from ’em, you know? And you don’t want it, either. You want ‘Back In Black,’ or something like it. For us, this is what we do. And it’s something we enjoy doing.”
Campbell was first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in March 2013. In June, he took to Facebook to announce the cancer had returned.
“I’m saddened by the fact that my cancer has returned,” he wrote. “However, I’m beyond consolation that it’s return will prevent me from being able to do my job for a while. I’m still working on a schedule of treatment with my doctors, but I will see you all very soon. My apologies.”
‘Def Leppard’ was released yesterday (October 30).