Huey Lewis and the News plan new album

US singer Huey Lewis and his band are set to release their 10th studio album this year.
US singer Huey Lewis and his band are set to release their 10th studio album this year.

Huey Lewis and the News, the band that soundtracked much of the 1980s, will return with a new album in 2019.

The group has signed with BMG, the company announced on Friday, setting the stage for the tenth studio album and the first time they're releasing original music in 18 years.

Formed by Lewis in the Bay Area in 1979, the group went on to score a slew of radio hits including Heart of Rock & Roll, I Want A New Drug, If This Is It, Stuck With You and Do You Believe In Love, among others.

The band's The Power of Love, from 1985's hit movie Back To The Future, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song and Lewis is himself an accomplish actor, having appeared in such films as Short Cuts and Duets.

Now entering their 39th year together, Huey Lewis last released an album in 2010, a tribute to Stax Records called Soulsville.

Said Lewis: "We're very excited about our new album, and honestly feel that it's among our best work - we cannot wait to get it out to fans!"

Australian Associated Press