The official lyric video for “Make Love Great Again”, the new single from hard rockers Stryper, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming album, “Even The Devil Believes”, which will be released on September 4 via Frontiers Music.
Filled with the band’s signature riffs, harmony-laden melodies and positive themes, the 11-track project is Stryper‘s first studio album with Perry Richardson (Firehouse) on bass and background vocals.
“We’re incredibly happy to write a new chapter in the book of Stryper,” says vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet, who has served as the band’s primary songwriter since its inception in 1983. “This album was recorded during the pandemic, and I believe the message pertains to the times we are living in so perfectly. It’s a recording of hope and inspiration and a light in the darkest of times.”
Sweet, who also produced the new album, revealed that the band members delivered focused determination, a collaborative spirit and spot-on execution for the new record. The result is a collection of remarkable songs that will leave a strong impact on listeners.
“It has an energy unlike any other album we’ve done,” he asserts. “We even pulled a song from the past that has never been heard or released, and by doing so we brought a little bit of 1989 back into the mix.”
Standout tracks include ‘Blood From Above‘, ‘Make Love Great Again‘, ‘Do Unto Others‘, ‘How To Fly‘, ‘Divider‘ and the heart-stirring ballad ‘This I Pray‘.
“The music and lyrics are rock-solid,” says Sweet. “God really blessed this one and hopefully it will bless everyone who hears it as well.”
“Even The Devil Believes” track listing:
01. Blood From Above (lyric video)
02. Make Love Great Again
03. Let Him In
04. Do Unto Others
05. Even The Devil Believes
06. How To Fly
08. This I Pray
09. Invitation Only
10. For God & Rock ‘N’ Roll
11. Middle Finger Messiah
Lyric video for ‘Make Love Great Again ‘
Most of the recording sessions for Stry[er‘s new LP took place at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts with engineer Danny Bernini.
Stryper is founded in 1983. The group’s name comes from Isaiah 53:5, which states: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
Stryper‘s albums include “To Hell With The Devil”, “Soldiers Under Command”, “The Yellow and Black Attack”, “In God We Trust”, “Against The Law”, “No More Hell To Pay”, “Fallen” and the band’s latest effort, “God Damn Evil” which has been released on April 20 2018 via Frontiers Music Srl. Produced by frontman Michael Sweet, it is Stryper‘s most powerful album to date,
Our review of “God Damn Evil” can be found here.
Sweet‘s tenth solo album, “Ten”, whas been released in October via Rat Pak Records in North America and Frontiers Music in Europe.