Simple Minds have released new single, First You Jump, the second track to be taken from the band’s eighteenth studio album, Direction Of The Heart out October 21.
First You Jump is a Kerr-Burchill co-write with Simple Minds’ long-time bassist Ged Grimes. It’s a classic transcendent Simple Minds anthem, one about the anxiety of the times and how we will rise above them.
The accompanying video was filmed in July during the soundcheck for Simple Minds concert in the Ancient Theatre Taormina, Sicily. This stunning, historic setting is captured in panoramic and aerial camera shots, intercut with close-ups of the band performing on a glorious sunny day.
First You Jump features on Direction Of The Heart, Simple Minds’ first album of new material since 2018’s outstanding UK Top 5 album Walk Between Worlds. Throughout its nine tracks, Direction of The Heart finds the band at their most confident, anthemic best on an inspired celebration of life, none more so than on lead track Vision Thing.