According to Billboard, Bon Jovi is releasing a special fan album entitled “Burning Bridges,” leading up to its overseas fall tour. In anticipation of the release, the band is releasing two new tracks not even one month before the Aug. 21 release. Bon Jovi recently premiered the song “Growin’ Up the Hard Way,” which is a demo off of the “New Jersey: Deluxe Reissue.”
The first track off the new upcoming release is “We Don’t Run”, which is written by Jon Bon Jovi and Grammy-winning producer John Shanks. According to Billboard, the song leads off with a driving drum beat and a chain-gang chorus before Bon Jovi gets down to business with a gritty vocal throwing down the gauntlet as he sings, “Not afraid of burning bridges/ ‘Cause I know they’re gonna light my way/ Like a phoenix from the ashes/ Welcome to the future, it’s a new day!”
The Billboard article went on to describe the second song, “Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning”, which is a happier, more romantic, bright pop song with a hooky chorus featuring the lyrics “Saturday night gave me Sunday morning/ Opened my eyes and it’s a new day dawning/ Think I might have pushed my luck a time or two/ Everything about us is what gets me through. Credited to Jon Bon Jovi, John Shanks and former guitarist Richie Sambora, the song was written previous to Sambora’s departure from the group.