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AEROSMITH

WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN LOVE (SINGLE)

SONY RECORDS

2012

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

  • What Could Have Been Love’ is the second single to be taken from the long awaited return of Aerosmith and their upcoming album ‘Music From Another Dimension’

 

  • The track is already destined to become an instant classic ballad in the vein of their monstrous global smash ‘I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing’...with now in excess of 81 Million views to date on youtube alone

 

  • Music From Another Dimension’ will be Aerosmith’s 15th album and their first studio album of all new material in 11 years

 

  • “America’s greatest rock band are back!”

 

  • What Could Have Been Love’ is taken from the upcoming album ‘Music From Another Dimension’, available everywhere November 2nd

 

 

WHAT WE SAY

 

What immediately hits you about ‘What Could Have Been Love’ is how much it evokes their commercial high-point ‘I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing’.

 

Irrespective of that obvious comparison one thing that is immediately clear is that Aerosmith knows how to construct a monster ballad that just wedges in your brain and won't let you shake it free. The only real question is how much tastes have moved on since they delivered something so similar in 1998 - a full 14 year ago.

 

Foe me as a longstanding fan there has always been two Aerosmiths – the one that ruled the roost in the seventies and produced some of the finest dirty, blues-laden rock ever heard and the slicker eighties/nineties band that traded a little of that raw power for a safer sound that kept them afloat in the mainstream especially in the US and Japan.

 

This is very much the latter Aerosmith: completely competent, beautifully crafted and with a hook that could land a whale the size of a house. November and the new album can’t come soon enough!  

 

 

By Mark Diggins