The Struts have shared their scorching new single ‘I Hate How Much I Want You,’ an explosive collaboration with Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and Joe Elliott. The stadium-sized anthem is the latest single from The Struts’ third album Strange Days, due out via Interscope Records on October 16. Listen to ‘I Hate How Much I Want You’ here.
A tale of love lost and maddening lust, ‘I Hate How Much I Want You’ finds Struts frontman Luke Spiller trading throat-shredding vocals with Elliott to magnificent effect. Meanwhile, Collen unleashes his notoriously ferocious guitar work, a perfect counterpart to the track’s swaggering groove, thunderous drumming, and shout-along-ready chorus.
“I loved the sound of The Struts since the moment I first heard them so it gives me great pleasure that Luke and the boys asked myself and Joe to participate in some mutual, mischievous, explosive rowdiness,” says Phil Collen.
“When Luke called me up and asked if I fancied lending my voice to The Struts new album I said yes before I even knew what he wanted,” says Joe Elliott. “I’ve been a massive fan of the band since I first heard them so it’s not just a pleasure, it’s an honour to be part of this ‘born in Covid’ album, and what a song! Makes me feel like a kid again every time I hear it!”
Spiller adds, “Phil and Joe really gave the song so much personality to the point it sounds like a timeless glam rock stomper that your mum sang along to in the 70’s.”
With its high-voltage energy and massively catchy hook, ‘I Hate How Much I Want You’ is just one of several songs on Strange Days graced with an appearance from rock-and-roll royalty — an organic turn of events for a band who opened for The Rolling Stones before they’d even put out their first album.