If there are twelve high quality songs (plus four bonus tracks on the Deluxe Edition) on a single album, like on the brand-new Scorpions opus Return To Forever, choosing the first single can almost be incredibly challenging. Thankfully there was a very good reason for choosing We Built This House. Vocalist Klaus Meine had this to say about it:
“In the end, it tells our story. We’ve built this house called Scorpions brick by brick and often quite arduously. From the first days in Hannover, the first concerts abroad, until this very day. We’ve weathered severe storms, but the house withstood everything, turned out to be wheatherproof and stable. However, building the house was never just cumbersome, but joyful as well. The joy of music, the joy of having experienced and still experiencing it all, the joy of – and the thankfulness for – the fans’ affection. We have been working hard for this dream, but we’re thankful as well for having been able to live it, and for still being able to live it today.”
As the saying goes, it would seem there is life in the old dog yet. The album is due for release on the 15th February 2015.