From Aretha Franklin to Shania Twain, The Cars to Justin Timberlake
This five-seat crew hasn't been heard from in 23 years, essentially. After a slew of singles from the '70s and '80s like "Just What I Needed," the band apparently needed a break after 1987's "Door to Door." Original bassist (and "Drive" singer) Benjamin Orr passed in 2000. Crickets... until this year. The band has been posting videos from the studio and finally dropped its first single "Blue Tip" from forthcoming album "Move Like This," due May 10.
Likelihood of a full comeback: The new track is very strong, but it isn't a strong indicator that a new audience is to be had. However, in the case of The Cars and their extensive split, their absence does make the heart grow fonder, and the group's longtime fans will be easily retained. Look for something like Devo experienced with their return last year.
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