Iron Maiden have shared their first single in six years. ‘The Writing On The Wall’ is a super surprising new single from the metal OGs. It’s… almost folk rock?
‘The Writing On The Wall’ is the first piece of new music we’ve received from Iron Maiden since 2015’s The Book of Souls. It comes with an animated music video too.
Fans have been spotting easter egg after easter egg in the video — it’s packed full of references.
“I had a pretty clear idea of the concept to accompany the song,” says Iron Maiden frontman, Bruce Dickinson.
“When I met Mark and Andrew, on Zoom, it quickly became clear we were all very much on the same wavelength, and this was reinforced with the addition of Nicos and his young BlinkInk team.
“Our weekly team Zoom meetings were then usually both highly creative and a lot of fun.
He continues, “I’m very proud of the way the video turned out, it’s more like a mini-film really.
“I knew it was going to work out as soon as Mark brought my treatment to life with his incredible storyboards — I thought we could make something very special together.
“I think we did and hope our fans will agree. In fact, it’s pretty much created by Maiden fans!”
Watch the video for ‘The Writing On The Wall’ below.