After using 2007 to explore the styles and sounds of Nashville on Lost Highway, New Jersey’s favorite rockers not known as Bruce Springsteen are ready to return to their roots. On November 10th, Bon Jovi will come full circle, literally, with a rock-heavy 12th LP titled The Circle.
Produced by Grammy Award winning John Shanks, who has worked with the band on its last two albums, Bon Jovi’s latest offering is said to add in a new twist to some familiar sounds.
“Theres going to be some big choruses on there,” explained guitarist Richie Sambora in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. “It sounds like Bon Jovi, but it sounds fresh. We experimented with a lot of new sounds and had a really good time working with [producer] John Shanks, who is also a really good guitar player, so he and I did a lot of weaseling with the guitar sounds. There are a lot of really good guitar sounds and new kind atmospheres on the new Bon Jovi record, that I think makes it really modern. I think people are going to dig it, man. And it rocks hard.
The Circle will be headed by the release of its first single, “We Werent Born To Follow”, which was officially debuted earlier and can currently be streamed on islanddefjam.com. Bon Jovi plans to support the release with a yet-to-be announced world tour in the Spring of 2010.