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The Darkness launch Nobody Can See Me Cry single, cry throughout video

The Darkness
(Image credit: Cooking Vinyl)

East Anglian rock titans The Darkness have released a new song, Nobody Can See Me Cry, from their upcoming seventh studio album Motorheart.

"It’s devastating," exclaims frontman Justin Hawkins. "I yearn to be seen. On this I’ll settle for being heard. Listen to this song, it’s brilliant. I should know, I sang it."

Contrarians to the last, the band spend the entire three minutes and 20 seconds of the video sobbing, although it must be said that bassist Frankie Poullain is a less convincing crybaby than the other three musicians. Also, look out for a brief appearance from a water bottle at the 1'06" mark, suggesting that guitarist Dan Hawkins' otherwise convincing tears might not be entirely self-generated. 

The release of Nobody Can See Me Cry follows the launch of the album's title track last month. The Darkness will tour The UK in November and December. Support will come from British Lion, led by Iron Maiden founder Steve Harris. Full dates below. Tickets are on sale now (opens in new tab)

Motorheart will be released via Cooking Vinyl on November 19, and is available to pre-order now (opens in new tab) across a variety of thrilling formats. 

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
Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 36 years in music industry, online for 23. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.