“Streets of Surrender (S.O.S.)” Video, Promotional Single, and new Deluxe Album for Zucchero

Original Story by Aaron J. Sams (2016-11-15)

Earlier this year Zucchero released the song “Streets of Surrender (S.O.S.)” written by Bono and Simon Carmody on his album Black Cat. Since the albums release, the album has spent the last six months in the top 10 best selling albums list in Italy. The album was released on April 29, and featured Mark Knopfler performing on “Streets of Surrender (S.O.S.),” the song that Bono had written. The song was initially sketched out by Zucchero as a song about surrender, and when he met with U2 in Turin on September 5, 2015 he asked Bono to help him complete the lyrics as Bono had done for previous Zucchero songs. After the attacks in Paris, Bono finished the lyrics with long time co-writer Simon Carmody.

This week saw a release of a video for the song on the anniversary of the Paris attacks that had inspired the song. The video is streaming on VEVO for European viewers, and is also being sold in iTunes stores in Europe. The video opens with an eye, and switches to a mix of scenes, Zucchero singing in studio, scenes of Paris in time lapse, and images of great architecture from around the world. The video closes with the same eye closing. The video version of the song runs 03:59 in length. The video is labeled “Captiolo XIII” in the opening, on the original album it is the thirteenth track.

Screen captures from the new Zucchero video, “Streets of Surrender (S.O.S.)”

Zucchero has also issued “Streets of Surrender (S.O.S.)” to radio in Europe with promotional singles being distributed to radio in mid October. The promotional single is a one track CDR, featuring the title track issued by Wrasse Records with a catalog number ZU4. The CDR is issued in a plastic wallet with a unique ‘cover’ insert.

New Promotional Single “Streets of Surrender (S.O.S)”

Also announced is the plans to release a deluxe edition of Black Cat which is being released on November 25 in Italy, and scheduled for December 9, 2016 in the rest of Europe. The Deluxe set will include two CDs and a DVD. The first disc features the album as released, with the addition of four bonus tracks. The second audio disc will include “Black Cat Live from Verona, September 25, 2016” which includes live recordings of all of the songs on the album including “Streets of Surrender (S.O.S.)”. The DVD will contain videos taken from the Black Cat album, the Electronic Press Kit issued for the album. The videos mentioned as being included are “Partigiano Reggiano,” “13 Buone Ragioni” and “Voci”. The video for “Streets of Surrender (S.O.S.)” has not been confirmed to be part of this release at this time.

New Album Cover: Black Cat Deluxe Edition

Bono does not appear on the song “Streets of Surrender (S.O.S.)” and has had no participation other than contributing to the lyrics. He also does not appear in the video. (Nor does Mark Knopfler). For those in countries who VEVO hasn’t restricted the video, we’ve embedded the video below for your enjoyment.

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