Heart is an American rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group’s four-decade history it has had three primary lineups, with the constant center of the group since 1974 being sisters Ann Wilson (lead singer) and Nancy Wilson (guitarist). Heart rose to fame in the mid-1970s with music influenced by hard rock and heavy metal as well as folk music. Their popularity declined in the early 1980s, but the band enjoyed a comeback starting in 1985 and experienced even greater success with album oriented rock (AOR) hits and hard rock ballads into the 1990s. With Jupiter’s Darling (2004), Red Velvet Car (2010), and Fanatic (2012), Heart made a return to its hard rock and acoustic folk roots.
In January Ann Wilson announced that Heart was working on a new album that should be completed by June and released sometime in 2016. Wilson indicated that the new album would be different than 2012’s Fanatic which focused primarily on the band’s heavier rock side, and would “have more contours”. The new album would follow a tour of Canada (with Joan Jett) and potentially coincide with an early summer tour of the UK.