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"Our new record is called ‘What About Now’. It addresses a lot of what was going on in the country (during the election) but ultimately there’s always an underlying theme of optimism."
Iconic rock band, Bon Jovi, celebrates the release of their twelfth studio album,‘What About Now’ with Walmart Soundcheck. With over 130 million records sold worldwide, the band reflects on how they continue to stay relevant in a rapidly evolving industry. Watch their exclusive 7-song set and interview here and pick up ‘What About Now’ online and in Walmart stores nationwide!
-The Crew at Walmart Soundcheck
On Playing Live:
“We made our reputation being a live band. No matter what fads or fashions were in, people come to know that we played all the hits and give you real value for the money. So we’re always trying to be cutting edge with our production.”
On Show Visuals:
“There’s a lotta good surprises (in this new show). We have to make it visually enticing to come see the show; it’s another sense that’s important for a show.”
On Album Artwork:
“At an art fair I saw the work of (Chinese artist) Lou Bolin who paints himself into the background of pictures. He came to America and we had the opportunity to create a mural for the album artwork. He physically painted us into background and then they take a photograph of it.”
On Album Augmented Reality:
“We took this amazing art and created an augmented reality in which we walk out of the paint.”
On Going Nonstop:
“The (last) tour concluded after 18 ½ months & 52 countries. I told the guys, ‘I’ll see you in a couple years’. A month later I started writing a record. When the flow comes you just start going with it.”
• Bon Jovi has performed in more than 50 countries for over 35 million fans.
• Front man Jason Wade wrote songs in his room with no intention of being a musician. After playing a few of his songs for friends, they convinced him to play in coffee shops.
• The augmented reality incorporated with the album cover was inspired by a Halloween catalog Jon’s son, Romeo, had brought home.
• ‘What About Now’ is in stores now! Pick up a copy of the record online and in Walmart stores nationwide.
This pop-metal anthem was the first single from Bon Jovi’s third record, ‘Slippery When Wet’, and helped to propel the album to number one.
That’s What the Water Made
This catchy guitar laden tune echoes the feeling of remorse singing, ‘No use in trying to save me/ There’s devils in heaven/ There’s angels in hell/ So blow me one last kiss/ Wish me well.’
Because We Can
‘Because We Can’ is the Bon Jovi’s first single from their latest record, ‘What About Now’. It’s unforgettable lyrics are sure to make it worthy of arena sing-a-longs.
It’s My Life
The memorable single ‘It’s My Life’ stands proof that Bon Jovi could still resonate with a younger audience. The single from the album ‘Crush’ is arguably their most popular single after the hair-metal hits of the 80’s.
What About Now
This pop influenced tune is also the title of Bon Jovi’s twelfth album—filled with optimistic lyrics like, ‘For the faithful, the believer/ For the faceless and the teacher/ Stand up and be proud/ What about now?’
The song ‘Amen’ is an acoustic ballad from the latest album, ‘What About Now’ highlighting Jon’s expansive vocal range and heartfelt emotion.
Army of One
Army of One’ comes from the 2013 record and offers up hopeful, inspiring lyrics to keep pushing upward and onward: ‘Never forget where you’re from/ Never give up/ you’re an army of one.’