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AC/DC Unleash New Song ‘Realize’ Ahead of ‘Power Up’ Release

Two days before AC/DC release their latest LP Power Up, the band has unleashed the album’s opening salvo “Realize.”

As with first single “Shot in the Dark,” “Realize” proves that the six-year hiatus, health woes, lineup changes, and deaths haven’t diluted AC/DC’s trademark sound, with Power Up’s opening track a foot-stomping rocker propelled by Angus Young’s unmistakeable riffs.

“Realize,” like every song on Power Up, is credited to Angus and his late brother, AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young, who died in 2017.

Angus recently told IndieLand, “Even when I sit at home and pick up my guitar and start playing, the first thing that enters my head is, ‘I think Mal will like this riff I’m playing.’ That’s how I judge a lot of stuff.”

Singer Brian Johnson added: “Malcolm was always there. As Angus would say, the band was his idea. Everything in it ran through him. He was always there in your minds or just your thoughts. I still see him in my own way. I still think about him. And then in the studio when we’re doing it, you have to be careful when you look around because he seems to be there.”

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Power Up, AC/DC’s first LP since 2014’s Rock or Bust, arrives Friday, November 13th. The album is available to preorder now in a multitude of formats and bundles.

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