David Hasselhoff to Cover Jesus and Mary Chain, Echo and the Bunnymen on New Album

The 'Baywatch' star has also hinted at including some "heavy metal songs" on the record

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Apr 9, 2019

While he's more commonly recognized for his on-screen work, David Hasselhoff has put together something of a prolific recording career these past few decades. Now, the Baywatch legend has let listeners in on what he has in store for a forthcoming album.

Hasselhoff is at work on the disc — which has yet to receive a title or release date — with producer/ex-L.A. Guns bassist Adam Hamilton.

A video posted from Hamilton's studio finds Hasselhoff belting out vocals for a cover of Echo and the Bunnymen's "Lips Like Sugar." Stepping away from the mic, he also reveals that he's recording a cover of the Jesus and Mary Chain's "Head On," in addition to a rework of his own 1989 tune "Looking for Freedom."

Hasselhoff also hinted at the inclusion of some heavier fare in conversation with Deutsche Presse-Agentur, telling the publication, "I'm doing some heavy metal songs on my new album. Why not? I do not have an album title yet, but it should read, 'Everything is allowed.' I do everything. Because I can. Because I want to."

Hasselhoff went on to say that he's eyeing a June release date for the record, adding, "Don't hassle the Hoff, we're almost done."

You can watch the behind-the-scenes studio clip in the player below.

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