June 2021 saw the release of HELLOWEEN’s sensational self-titled studio album. Adored by fans and critics alike, the record catapulted straight to the charts earning the No. 1 position in Germany and Spain, the Top 5 of seven countries, and the Top 15 multiple times worldwide.
Today, HELLOWEEN celebrates with fans again with a video for “Best Time.” Serving as the party song of the album, the track has been streamed via Spotify more than four million times. Written by Sascha Gerstner and Andi Deris, the sunny hymn propagates hope and optimism.
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery / I will have the best time of my life / Yes, I know I’m gonna be alright / I’m feeling better in the neon light…”
Gerstner elaborates, “I had an ’80s neo noir vibe in my head. The riff originally was a synth riff, which we arranged for guitars later. The wording ‘I will have the best time of my life’ was pretty spontaneous because I had this strong feeling to leave the past behind and to seize the day! Andi instantly loved the idea as well as the refrain and together we created the track as it is now!”
Directed by Martin Häusler who handled the band’s “Skyfall” video, “Best Time” is a visually enticing 3D road movie that includes live clips of the band as well as a cameo appearance by Arch Enemy vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. Notes White-Gluz, “After playing multiple festivals and touring extensively in South America together a few years back, HELLOWEEN and I decided to make a fun video to reminisce about the good times while simultaneously planning for many more!”
The band’s special “Best Time” vinyl single was released on May 20th via Atomic Fire. Limited to 2000 copies, the record features terrific ‘80s retro artwork by cartoonist and HELLOWEEN fan Marcos Moura and is available in three color variants. Besides the title track “Best Time,” one gets an alternative, exclusive vocal mix directly from the desk of HELLOWEEN‘s longtime producer Charlie Bauerfeind.
“Best Time” can be ordered in Pink Vinyl at Atomic Fire Records HERE, White/Purple Marbled Vinyl at Pumpkins Store HERE, and White/Blue Marbled Vinyl at EMP HERE.
Order HELLOWEEN’s self-titled album as well as other records and merchandise from the Atomic Fire Records webshop HERE.
Subscribe to Atomic Fire Records on YouTube and listen to “Best Time” in the AFR New Releases playlist on Spotify HERE.