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The Darkness celebrate the carnal power of love with Jussy’s Girl video

The Darkness
(Image credit: Cooking Vinyl)

East Anglian rock leviathans The Darkness have released a video for Jussy's Girl, a third single to be carefully plucked from upcoming studio album Motorheart. The release follows in the high-octane footsteps of Nobody Can See Me Cry earlier this month and the album's title track in August.   

Jussy’s Girl is a song about unrequited desires of both the flesh and the heart," proclaims Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins. "Although one could argue that hearts are made out of the same stuff as flesh. You know what I mean though. It’s about an unspeakable longing, but sounds like a bloke walking around in his 501s on a sunny day. It’s sad, but also carefree.

"Sonically we were aiming for somewhere between Def Leppard and Billy Ocean. Well, I was. There’s a helicopter in it and an awesome guitar solo. What more could you ask for?"

Indeed. 

Motorheart will be unleashed via Cooking Vinyl on November 19, and is available to pre-order now in a variety of exciting formats. The Darkness will also tour The UK in November and December, with support from British Lion, led by Iron Maiden founder Steve Harris. Full dates below. Tickets are on sale now

Motorheart tracklist

Welcome Tae Glasgae
It’s Love, Jim
Motorheart
The Power And The Glory Of Love
Jussy’s Girl
Sticky Situations
Nobody Can See Me Cry
Eastbound
Speed Of The Nite Time

You Don’t Have To Be Crazy About Me… But It Helps *
It’s A Love Thang (You Wouldn’t Understand) *
So Long *

* - bonus deluxe tracks

The Darkness: 2021 UK Tour

Nov 17: Brighton Dome
Nov 19: Margate Winter Gardens,
Nov 20: Bournemouth O2 Academy
Nov 21: Southend Cliffs Pavillion
Nov 23: Norwich UEA
Nov 24: Cambridge Corn Exchange
Nov 26: Reading The Hexagon
Nov 27: Cardiff The Great Hall
Nov 29: Exeter The Great Hall
Nov 30: Guilford G Live
Dec 02: Liverpool O2 Academy
Dec 03: Manchester Academy
Dec 04: Hull Bonus Arena
Dec 06: Stoke-on-Trent The Victoria
Dec 07: Bristol O2 Academy
Dec 09: Glasgow Barrowlands
Dec 10: Newcastle O2 Academy
Dec 11: Leeds O2 Academy
Dec 13: Nottingham Rock City
Dec 14: Birmingham O2 Academy
Dec 16: London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Dec 17: London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

The Darkness tour poster

(Image credit: The Darkness)
Fraser Lewry

Online Editor of Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 35 years in music industry, online for 22. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović. Likes cats.