California reggae-influenced band Dirty Heads have announced their highly anticipated 8th studio album Midnight Control, with cover art created by bassist David Foral, due out August 26 via Better Noise Music. The band also released the new track “Heavy Water,” featuring Grammy-nominated band Common Kings. “Heavy Water” is streaming now, along with a music video featuring live shots from the current Dirty Heads Let’s Get It Kraken Summer tour. Fans can pre-order Midnight Control here.
“’Heavy Water’ is a song about empowerment,” lead singer Jared Watson shared. “Being in the water constantly from a young age, we know the power of the ocean – there is nothing more powerful or uncontrollable. ‘Heavy water’ is a metaphor for life because when life throws something at you that’s unforeseen and uncontrollable, you will be ready for it and not let it overtake you. YOU are the heavy water and mother f*ckers better get out of your way because you are on a mission, and nothing is stopping you. Either way, you got this.”
“Heavy Water” is the 2nd release off the band’s highly anticipated new album Midnight Control, following the single “Life’s Been Good,” the band’s take on Joe Walsh’s 1978 hit. After just 4 weeks, “Life’s Been Good” is racing up the Alternative Radio charts already sitting at #25 and getting support by stations across the country, including KROQ in Los Angeles.
“’Life’s Been Good’ is the perfect follow up to ‘Vacation,’ lead singer Jared Watson commented. “It just felt right. If you like the vibe of ‘Vacation’ and that song impacted your life in a positive way, ‘Life Is Good’ is the continuation of that feeling. I think the story of enjoying life is really what Dirty Heads are all about.”
Dirty Heads are currently out streaming some of the biggest alternative acts in the U.S., with nearly 2 BILLION total streams on-demand + programmed. Worldwide, the band has over 1.28 MILLION digital track sales and 1.5 BILLION on-demand streams since 2018. Statistics via U.S. and Global Music Connect.
Earlier this year, the band released new remixes of their viral TikTok hit “Vacation,” with producers such as Borgeous and an acoustic version of the track after the #VacationTransition challenge went viral on TikTok, amassing over 378 MILLION streams and over 6 BILLION consumption plays across all social media platforms.
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Midnight Control TRACK LISTING
1. Island Glow (3:38) [EXPLICIT] 2. Heavy Water (feat. Common Kings) (3:20) [EXPLICIT] 3. Life’s Been Good (3:13)
4. Rescue Me (2:52)
5. Make Me (3:11)
6. Midnight Control (3:32)
7. Little Things (3:08)
8. Indigo (3:21)
9. El Dorado (3:30) [EXPLICIT] 10. Shade (3:40) [EXPLICIT] 11. Live Your Life (3:09) [EXPLICIT]
Upcoming Dirty Heads Tour Dates
Fri Aug 05 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amp
Sat Aug 06 – Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Event Center
Tue Aug 09 – Cheyenne, WY – The Chinook @ Terry Bison Ranch
Wed Aug 10 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theater
Thu Aug 11 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Pavilion
Fri Aug 12 – Chicago, IL – Radius
Sat Aug 13 – Newark, OH – EVERWILD Music Festival
Sat Sept 24 – San Diego, CA – Bay Fest
Fri Sept 30 – Ocean City, MD – Oceans Calling Festival
Sat Oct 1 – Charleston Farms, SC – License 2 Chill