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The Cars: New Album After 27 Years Apart.

Yes, you read that right. Their first album since 1984’s Heartbeat City is going to be released on May 2nd of this year.

The Cars were the soundtrack to so many of my most memorable childhood experiences like my first visit to a roller rink and laterat an arcade. Where I grew up, you couldn’t escape The Cars. They were everywhere teens gathered. I remember blaring “Magic” out the windows of my mother’s old white and brown Jeep Wagoneer at full blast as we tore over the freeway on my first big family summer road trip! It great to see that they are back!

Judging by this single that they released on YouTube, I am very optimistic that they have kept all the stuff we love from their roots while looking forward. I think the late-departed member Benjamin Orr would have approved of this new single, “Blue Tip”. Enjoy.