AC/DC bask in the red glow of supernova sound in the new music video for their latest single, “Shot In The Dark.”
It’s the first single off the band’s upcoming 17th album PWR UP. High resolution footage captures band members in the throes of rock nirvana, beating their respective instruments to a sonically heroic pulp. Brian, Angus, Stevie, Cliff and Phil perform atop a simple and enlarged stage with laces of red light, glowing band logo hanging in the background.
All the while, red filtered pictures of band members fly across the screen. Bolts of energy contour their instruments. It’s an electric shot of pure rock power into the femoral artery.
Their latest single, “Shot in the Dark,” borrows voices from the group’s past as Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, and Cliff Williams join Young to reform the band’s Back in Black lineup.
Johnson told RADIO.COM he hopes their new music can bring joy to music fans around the globe living through a tough year. “The great thing with this new album is we’re hoping it might lift the spirits of people around the world."
Guitarist Angus Young says the track and video are a play on throwing back a few. “It's got that great AC/DC vibe about it, great swagger, and a good AC/DC rock and roll chant. The title is a little bit cheeky because we all like a little nip [of alcohol] in the night or a few shots in the dark,” the rocker and shorts enthusiast told Rolling Stone magazine.
“I was very glad when the record company heard it [that] they felt it was a very strong song and should be the first one that people hear."
The video is just another promotional arm extending before PWR UP’s November 13 release. The Rock Gods also shared their official Power Up name generator, complete with "Pwr Up" button and sound effects. Simply enter your name and the electrified machine spits out initials fashioned in the band’s iconic red thunderbolt type. If you’re a fan of slight feedback noises, then just keep pushing that “GENERATE” button!