TUK SMITH & THE RESTLESS HEARTS have released a brand-new single/video, Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead, another track taken from their forthcoming debut album, Ballad of A Misspent Youth, which is set for release on 4th November via new label MRG.
The release follows the album’s lead single and title track which romped straight on to playlists at both Planet Rock and Primordial Radio.
TUK SMITH & THE RESTLESS HEARTS Release a new video for, ‘Everybody Loves You When You’re Dead’
The former Biters frontman, Tuk Smith elaborates on the inspiration behind the new song:
“I was channeling my favourite 70’s glam gods on this track, for sure. I woke up one morning with the phrase ‘…everybody loves you when you’re dead’ running through my head, so I sat down and the piano and the song kind of wrote itself. I had been struggling with the death of a friend and I was flooded with existential thoughts. It’s not necessarily a song about death per se, it’s a bit more layered with some social commentary thrown in there. Personally, I look at it as more a freedom song.”
Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts are a Nashville-based rock band founded and fronted by former Biters frontman and songwriter, Tuk Smith.
Growing up as an outsider in rural Georgia, Tuk found solace in hardcore punk acts like Black Flag and The Exploited. From there, he branched out into exploring seventies New York bands like The Dead Boys and New York Dolls, which lead him across the Atlantic, where he embraced British groundbreakers like The Buzzcocks and The Clash. Soon, he was forming his own bands, touring relentlessly and building a following with his high-energy live shows, including his tour of duty as lead singer for Biters, who he fronted for nearly a decade.
Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts made their debut at the top of 2020 with the release of their first single, What Kinda Love. Before the pandemic hit and plans were wiped clean, the band were due to open Mötley Crüe and Def Leppard’s impending Stadium Tour. Now, Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts have found their way back and are ready to deliver rock and roll greatness to the masses once again. Their debut album, Ballad of a Misspent Youth, will be out 4th November.