Billy Idol released “Can’t Break Me Down” today (Sept. 15), the first single from his new album Kings & Queens of the Underground, due Oct. 21.
The album will mark Idol’s first full-length since Happy Holidays in 2006.
“Making millions of records is fantastic but you want to make the right record,” explained Idol in a behind-the-scenes clip. “So we really waited quite a long time for this sensual feeling, this cinematic, theatrical, 1080 pixels, high def wide screen cinema-scope version of this music, which that’s the way it feels to me. It feels like a sound track.”
“The majority of the songs on the album were written by Steve Stevens, Billy Morrison and myself,” continued Idol. “The music usually dictates when you put out an album, you feel you’ve got something worth while or you’ve got something that makes sense to you or something that seems fresh or progressing, moving your music along. That’s what we look for.”