Watch AC/DC's official music video for "Realize"

Publish Date
Thursday, 14 January 2021, 9:28AM

AC/DC has unveiled the third official music video from its latest hit studio album, PWR/UP.

The performance, which is shot using a combination of black & white and fish-eye lens effects, follows a the red and black-shrouded performance video for "Shot in the Dark" and the animated video for "Demon Fire."

Though it's the third single, "Realize" is the lead track on PWR/UP — AC/DC's posthumous tribute to co-founding guitarist Malcolm Young, who passed away in the fall of 2017.

While Malcolm wasn't around to help put PWR/UP together, every song on the album was written or partially written by him. Malcolm's brother, lead guitarist Angus Young, recalled how the idea came together in a recent interview with France's Heavy1 TV.

"[Realize] was another strong idea that he had. For me, I knew how much he really liked it," Angus said. "I remember when we originally were writing it, the effort that he put in and how he built it up. The thing is, I remember we had the music side of it together, how we wanted to do it. And he gave me this hook idea, the chorus. When he gave me the verse idea, of how he wanted the lyric, he sang it to me roughly. And I heard it, and it stuck in my head all day. And I just kind of thought, how clever is he? He just comes up with something. It was one of those things where I kept repeating it and repeating it in my head."

PWR/UP hit No. 1 in 18 countries, including the U.S, Canada, the U.K. and Australia following its release this past November. The album is the band's 17th overall and its reception made AC/DC the first Australian artist in history to have had No. 1 albums Down Under in five different decades.

This article was first published on and is republished here with permission

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