Stereo Embers The Podcast: Jim Kerr (Simple Minds)

Written by on 01/18/2023

“Direction Of The Heart”

Whether you’re good at math or not, it really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Simple Minds have sold 60 million records. After all, the Scottish band have been around since 1977 and since then, have put out an uninterrupted string of classics like Empires and Dance, New Gold Dream, Sparkle in the Rain, Once Upon A Time, Street Fighting Years and their most recent effort Direction of the Heart. With 20 albums under their musical belts, plus number one songs like “Don’t You Forget About Me” and “Belfast Child,” plus taking home the Ivor Novello Prize, the Q Inspiration Award, a few MTV music video awards, Brit Awards and an American Music Award, it’s safe to say that Simple Minds’ CV is far too long to be enumerated in full on this podcast. Just trust us on this: Simple Minds are a proper band. And singer Jim Kerr is a proper frontman—a great singer, a man with tremendous presence and a believer in the democracy of a rock and roll band. Their new album Direction Of The Heart is a big blast of sonorous pop that rings out
with truth and heart—another winning entry into a classic discography.

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