The six-piece band, who hail from Leyton in East London, have now revealed that one of the tracks on the new album has been dedicated to the late, great comedian and actor, Robin Williams. In a recent interview with an Italian publication, frontman Bruce Dickinson explained how his favourite track on the album is not one he penned, but one that was written by guitarist Adrian Smith and bassist Steve Harris about the Good Will Hunting star:
“My favourite song is one I didn’t write,” he said. “It’s ‘Tears of a Clown’, which talks about Robin Williams. I ask myself how could he be so depressed when he always seemed to be so happy.”
Williams committed suicide in August of last year, after suffering and battling against depression and addiction. He will be best remembered for his performances in such films as Jumanji, Aladdin, Dead Poets Society, and Hook to name but a very select few.
‘Tears Of A Clown’ will be the ninth track on The Book Of Souls, which is due for release on 4th September. The audio has not yet been released, but you can watch another touching tribute to the late actor, below.