By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
Though many predicted the tragic death of singer Brad Delp in 2007 would mark the end for Boston, several sources are now claiming otherwise.
According to MusicTap, Tom Scholz, the man behind the band, is planning to release a new album entitled Life, Love & Hope before the end of this year under the Boston moniker.
There’s been no official announcement about the record’s completion, but hints of new material have been surfacing regularly over the last few years. In 2010, Scholz stated in an interview with Acoustic Rock magazine (via BandBoston.com) that a new album was slowly coming along, and promised it would contain “the very recognizable Boston sound plus some surprises.”
The following year, a statement released from the band’s publicist announcing the departure of singer/guitarist Michael Sweet (Stryper) from the Boston lineup also revealed some other interesting details.
“…Michael [Sweet] has not been involved in the recording of BOSTON's next studio album, which is now 85% complete… The lead vocals for BOSTON's soon-to-be-released studio album include Brad Delp's singing on many songs, along with several excellent performances by our other three lead vocalists,” the release noted.
Two years later, MusicTap writes that Delp’s voice will not be heard on the record, which leaves us to speculate that singer Tommy DeCarlo could possibly be providing the main vocals.
Life, Love & Hope, which is reportedly due out on December 3 via Frontiers Records, will mark the first release from Boston since 2002’s Corporate America, and the band’s sixth studio album overall.
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