Def Leppard has unveiled its “Spotify Singles”. As part of the streaming platform’s coveted initiative, the multiplatinum rock legends performed the classic “Hysteria” in addition to a brand new cover of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus”. Listen and share the singles here.
Recorded live on May 16 at the Spotify studio in New York, the musicians preserve the provocative power of “Personal Jesus” while imbuing their own signature style and spirit. A recording of the cover has preceded recent live shows. Meanwhile, they amplify the energy of “Hysteria” with this hyper-charged rendition. A live staple, it most notably serves as the title track of their 1987 best-selling album of the same name, which garnered a diamond certification from the RIAA and housed seven smash singles. The original also stands out as a fan favorite on Spotify.
“Spotify Singles” was launched in 2016 and features artists recording at least two live songs — an original and a cover — for release exclusively on Spotify. As the name suggests, the “Spotify Singles” concept channels back the good old days of vinyl and CD singles.