The man who is the subject of the classic Internet bait and switch called rickrolling is returning with a new single in June. The song "Lights Out" will be Rick Astley's first single released in the UK in 17 years. There is no news yet about a US release. The song has the orchestral sweep of the music of Coldplay but with Rick Astley's still unmistakably unique voice. Rick Astley made history in the UK by becoming the first male artist to reach the pop top 10 with his first eight singles. His first four singles in the US reached the top 10 including two #1's, "Together Forever" and "Never Gonna Give You Up," the subject of the rickrolls. Check out "Lights Out" below. It goes on sale in the UK June 7, 2010.
- Listen to Rick Astley's "Lights Out"
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Single cover courtesy Polydor