Jim Kerr is the lead singer in the notorious ’80s band, Simple Minds. Their music is the theme song in many movies such as “The Breakfast Club” with the famous scene of Judd Nelson walking off and raising his fist to the air as “Don’t You Forget About Me” begins to play.

Now the band has hit the studio once again and recorded their 18th album, “Direction of the Heart.”

“We’re getting the best reaction we’ve had in years,” said the lead singer.

Kerr explained how the album was made during the pandemic and they were stumped on how to move forward, but at least they had music.

“The music that comes from us, it really comes from somewhere deep inside,” he said.

Simple Minds’ new album “Direction of the Heart” comes out Oct. 21.

This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Oct. 5, 2022.