Heart Is Hard At Work On A New Record

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Ann & Nancy Wilson

Ann Wilson unveiled a new EP last summer and embarked on her first-ever solo tour, but it’s looking like 2016 will shift the focus back to her first love, Heart. She revealed in a recent interview with ABC News Radio that a new Heart album could be finished as soon as June. “We’re definitely working on new stuff,” the singer said. “We have about four new songs now, and we only need a few more and we’ll have enough for a new full-length record, which should be ready by June.”

Wilson says that the classic rockers’ follow-up to 2012’s Fanatic “will have more contours.” Where Fanatic was more about “banging and crashing, big guitars and all that kind of stuff,” Heart’s new record will feature Wilson’s sister, Nancy, taking on more singing duties – something she’s apparently always wanted to do. One example of the more diverse sound is a song penned by Nancy that Ann says is “very sweet and just tugs at your heart.”

Nancy’s voice has graced such songs by Heart as the #1 hit “These Dreams” and on the Top 20 Heart numbers “Stranded” and “There’s the Girl.” Ann also sang “The Battle of Evermore” with The Lovemongers, a Heart spin-off band, in a track on the soundtrack of the film Singles. She also composed the soundtracks to the films Elizabethtown, Vanilla Sky and Almost Famous, directed by her ex-husband Cameron Crowe.

Earlier this year Ann married Dean Wetter, who she first met in the 1970s and then years later started to date. Nancy married Fox movie exec Geoff Bywater in 2012.

Heart has a couple of California shows lined up for the end of January, followed by a Canadian trek with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts in March, a few festival sets and a series of U.K. performances in early summer. For a complete tour schedule and to purchase tickets, click here.

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