Huey Lewis and the News have finally confirmed the release date of their new studio album and dropped a new single.
Weather, the band’s first new album since 2001’s Plan B, will come out on February 14. Their new single, “While We’re Young,” can be heard below. It’s the second song preview from Weather following the release of “Her Love Is Killing Me” back in September.
When the album was first announced back in January, Lewis said in a statement to Rolling Stone, “We’re very excited about our new album, and honestly feel that it’s among our best work – we cannot wait to get it out to fans!”
Huey Lewis & The News were forced to cancel their tour in 2018 after Lewis’ sudden hearing loss and issues with Meniere’s disease. In an interview with Today shortly after the tour’s cancelation, Lewis said, “I haven’t come to grips with the fact that I may never sing again. I’m still hoping I’m gonna get better. They say a positive attitude is important.”
Lewis would later detail to the San Francisco Chronicle the moment of his hearing loss taking place just before a show in Dallas. He and his News bandmates were at the hotel when his hearing suddenly changed and compared it to “standing next to a jet engine.” Lewis has been on a constant search for treatment ever since.