Alt-rock legends Goo Goo Dolls have released a double single ‘Boxes’, which features UK remixes of the title track from their latest album in 2016 and ‘Use Me’ from their 2017 EP You Should Be Happy.
The two songs were remixed by Ash Howes, who has had an extensive career spanning over 20 years as he has worked with the likes of Kylie Minogue, One Direction, Dido and Ellie Goulding. These new versions take on a more electronic feel as opposed to the band’s classic soft rock approach. With more anthemic choruses and upbeat verses, Howes has put a strong ambient spin on these minor tracks without losing their emotional foundations.
Last month the GRAMMY-nominees also announced an upcoming live album The Audience Is This Way, made up of 10 of the band’s most-loved songs performed on their recent tours. Physical copies will be released on 21st July but only in the form of a limited-edition vinyl, and will be made available digitally on 24th August.
Their sixth album Dizzy up the Girl will be 20 this September, and featured lead single and huge hit ‘Iris’. Guitarist and vocalist Johnny Rzeznik told Music Week “I would play that song every night for the rest of my life so long as somebody wants to hear it.”
Tickets for Goo Goo Dolls’ upcoming UK tour, including a date at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 26 July, are now available at www.gigsandtours.com