New album.

“General Hospital” alum Rick Springfield (Port Charles’ Noah Drake) is releasing his eighteenth studio album “Rocket Science” on February 19 through Frontiers Music. The album was written largely with his longtime collaborator and former bass player Matt Bissonette.

Of the new album Springfield says, “I wanted the album to be very open and electric — rock and roll with some country elements, and always with great hooks.” The first single on the album “Light This Party Up” was written while on vacation with his wife and is about redemption and how life often feels like a long fall from grace. Springfield has been promoting the album on Twitter, and you can watch a sneak peek video of what to expect from it below.

Springfield recently starred in the movie Ricki and the Flash with Meryl Streep. Rick Springfield is also an avid collector of Star Wars toys, which he recently spoke about in anticipation of the new film.

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– Dustin Cushman