Listen to AC/DC’s New Single, “Shot In The Dark”

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Yesterday, Australian hard rockers AC/DC confirmed the release date of their upcoming new album Power Up — and revealed that they would be releasing the first single today. Now, the band have dropped “Shot In The Dark,” their first new track since 2014’s Rock or Bust, and surprise surprise, it makes you want to party.

As you can hear in the audio below, “Shot In The Dark” errs on the humid, bluesy side of AC/DC, rather than the skip-along power-anthems that the band is often known for. At the same time, that aspect of the band is one of their more timeless, and “Shot…” definitely does predecessors like “Have A Drink On Me” and “Kissin’ Dynamite” justice. The song sounds made for putting your foot up on the bar table and tapping it along to the rhythm, and will no doubt cause millions of drunk fans to dance on the roofs of their cars.

Listen to “Shot In The Dark” below:

AC/DC have also revealed the details for their new album, Power Up including tracklisting and cover art. Take a look:

  1. Realize
  2. Rejection
  3. Shot In The Dark
  4. Through The Mists Of Time
  5. Kick You When You’re Down
  6. Witch’s Spell
  7. Demon Fire
  8. Wild Reputation
  9. No Man’s Land
  10. Systems Down
  11. Money Shot
  12. Code Red

Power Up drops November 13th, and is available for preorder.

According to a new interview with Atlanta’s Rock 100.5, vocalist Brian Johnson says that it’s amazing we’re getting a new AC/DC album at all — but that once the band were in the room together again, it was obvious that this one was going to be good.

“It’s something probably nobody thought would happen,” said Johnson. “It was about 2018, and Angus was contacted by the record company, who said, ‘Do you fancy doing an album?’ And Angus said, ‘Well, let’s ask the boys.’ So he asked me and Cliff and Phil. And Stevie was there, obviously. And I think we all said ‘yes’ immediately; we just said, ‘This would be great.’ And, of course, we went off to Vancouver in about August. As soon as we walked in, there was this electricity, this bond that had been built up over 38 years since I joined. And, of course, when the boys plugged in, or powered up, if you’ll excuse the pun, and they started playing, that was it. It was a great time.”


Words by Chris Kovatin