In advance of their upcoming album release, ‘Shock,’ Tesla has issued a new song, “Taste Like.” The tune has Def Leppard’s fingerprints on hit – it was co-written by Leppard guitarist Phil Collen, and it can be heard via the link below.
‘Shock,’ Tesla’s eighth studio album, will be released on March 8. It is the band’s follow-up to ‘Simplicity.’ Fans who pre-order the album will receive the album title track as a free download.
Here is the track listing for ‘Shock’:
1. You Won’t Take Me Alive
2. Taste Like
3. We Can Rule The World
5. Love Is A Fire
6. California Summer Song
7. Forever Loving You
8. The Mission
9. Tied To The Tracks
11. I Want Everything
12. Comfort Zone
Collen’s connection to Tesla goes back to 2016 and his co-write of the song “Save That Goodness,” which was included on the ‘Mechanical Resonance Live!’ album. Speaking about their new music, Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon said, “It definitely has an ’80s kind of polished production. It has the big production, and with Phil on-board, you’re going to hear some Def Leppard-style influence.”
Collen has long been a fan of the band. Regarding his work on the new album, Hannon said, “Phil wanted to produce an album for us. He came at the right time because we were really frustrated with the last album. But Phil had a bunch of song ideas, and he helped with a lot of the writing.” But there’s more, according to Hannon: “He interjected a lot of positive energy for us and helped us get back on our feet.”
Tesla’s current lineup: Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon (guitars), Brian Wheat (bass) and Troy Luccketta (drums). Guitarist Dave Rude joined in 2006 as the replacement for Tommy Skeoch.