Hedley has a special surprise for fans, releasing a brand new video for “Love Again”, the first single from the Vancouver-based rock band’s upcoming album.
Not only does the new video (above) serve up the first video from the forthcoming album, “Cageless”, it was also shot for virtual reality, and also debuts on the Samsung VR App.
“Cageless”, set to drop on Sept. 29, was written and produced by frontman Jacob Hoggard, along with longstanding Hedley collaborators Brian Howes and Jason ‘JVP’ Van Poederooyen, and was recorded at Bryan Adams’ Warehouse studio in Vancouver.
In addition to the video, the band has also released the album’s cover art:
Hoggard says he’s been thrilled with the response the band has received to “Love Again”. “You put everything you have into something like this, and all you can really do is let it go at the end of the day,” Hoggard tells ET Canada of the song. “And so to let it go and get that kind of response back means the world.”
Hoggard also opens up about a shakeup within the band when Hedley parted ways with original drummer Chris Crippin, insisting it’s all part of the band’s ongoing evolution.
“There was never a hesitation that this would have been the end of Hedley, because we’re constantly evolving,” he adds. “It’s how we’ve gone from a little pop-punk band 12 years ago, to the artists we’re today, and I think it’s a gradual and really natural process that we have to always be open to.”
As Hoggard notes, Crippin’s replacement, Jay “Beni” Benison, has fit right in. “He’s a natural, at this — you know, we’ve known him for a long time. He’s a close family friend, and he’s worked for Hedley for a long time,” he says, adding: “I’m enjoying watching him enjoy this process as he’s kind of finding his footing, and sort of his place, and the interview process and a lot of different elements of what we do that are new for him.”