Def Leppard have released a new single, “Take What You Want.” The track is the second song to be lifted from the Yorkshire hard rock superstars’ forthcoming twelfth studio album, Diamond Star Halos, which is set for release on May 27.
Following on from the previously released “Kick”, “Take What You Want” is a glam-stamped, melodic romper with a hooky, sing-a-long chorus and driving guitars. An accompanying lyric video is scheduled for release on April 29. You can check it out below.
Comprised of 15 tracks, Diamond Star Halos is the first new studio release from the rock icons since their 2015 self-titled collection. Award-winning bluegrass singer, and Robert Plant collaborator, Alison Krauss appears on two songs, “This Guitar” and “Lifeless”, while David Bowie’s long time pianist Mike Garson plays on “Goodbye For Good This Time” and “Angels (Can’t Help You Now).”
Due to the pandemic, the recording of Diamond Star Halos was an international effort, as frontman Joe Elliott lives in Ireland, bassist Rick Savage in England, and guitarists Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell, plus drummer Rick Allen based in the United States.
The artwork for Diamond Star Halos is art in itself. The design follows pedigree with their instantly recognizable album covers from their celebrated past. With images by world renowned photographer and director Anton Corbijn, styling concepts by Maryam Malakpour and graphics by the UK based Munden Brothers, the design truly follows the band’s influence through their eyes today.
Following the album’s release, Leppard will embark on their long-delayed US stadium tour on June 6 in Atlanta, Georgia. Co-headlining alongside Def Leppard will be Mötley Crüe, with special guests Poison and Joan Jett.
Diamond Star Halos includes the following tracks:
“Take What You Want”
“Fire It Up”
“This Guitar” [feat. Alison Krauss]
“U Rok Mi”
“Goodbye For Good This Time”
“All We Need”
“Open Your Eyes”
“Gimme A Kiss”
“Angels (Can’t Help You Now)”
“Lifeless” [feat. Alison Krauss]
“From Here To Eternity”