Hypnotic Eye is the first new album from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers since 2010’s Mojo, but for longtime fans, it will sound more like the followup to the band’s classic 1979 album, Damn the Torpedoes.
When Mojo was released, it was the first album from the band in eight years. Ambitious and sonically expansive blues rock, it was a far cry from the straight-up rock 'n' roll of ’70s-era Petty, which is at the root of Hypnotic Eye.
"We hadn't made a straight, hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time,” Petty told Rolling Stone of the album, which he and his longtime band have been working on since August 2011. “It takes time to write 10 or 11 really good songs."
You can listen to Hypnotic Eye below until July 28. Pre-order the album, available July 29, here.
For concert dates, including several Canadian stops, check TomPetty.com.
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