Song is from latest album
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Bon Jovi releases a new video for their current single “Story of Love” from the band’s critically acclaimed 15th studio album Bon Jovi 2020 via Island Records. True to the lyrics, the video takes a deeply personal look at songwriter Jon Bon Jovi’s family life with never-before-revealed family photos and home videos. The video will premiere on YouTube this today (Thurs, Feb 18th) at 12:30 pm ET and Jon will be live on YouTube answering fan questions starting at noon ET.
“Although I wrote ‘Story of Love’ about my family, I hope when people listen to the song and watch the video, they will see themselves and their family,” states Jon Bon Jovi.
Originally set for release on May 15, 2020 was a completed album with a breadth and depth of songwriting, titled for a challenging and pivotal election year. Inspired by events that transcribed throughout the first half of the year, frontman Jon Bon Jovi wrote two new songs in his home studio: “American Reckoning,” inspired by George Floyd’s death and the ensuing national movement for racial equality; and “Do What You Can.” The latter, he enlisted fans to co-write to give their views on the COVID pandemic, and shared their stories on social media.
In the midst of the pandemic, the band convened at producer John Shanks’ LA studio to record the new tracks. It was after these recording sessions when Bon Jovi decided to capitalize on the success of their 2005 duet with Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles, “Who Says You Can’t Go Home?,” that earned the band and Nettles a GRAMMY and made history as the first rockers to have a No. 1 country single. A country version for “Do What You Can” followed via BMLG Records with the two masked singers on the streets of New York City.
Last November, the band shared the exclusive concert documentary On A Night Like This – Bon Jovi 2020. In the wake of a global pandemic that saw the band cancel a world tour and delay the release of their album, the special was filmed in Nashville as the band gathered to perform the album live for the first time together. Still in the shadow of a challenging time for the world, the footage captures the spirit of live music and its ability to bring people together.