The former Van Halen singer said: “Everyone keeps asking me if there’s any old songs that never got released, and I always say, ‘Not really. There was a couple.’ But I didn’t remember — two or three. ‘Between Us Two’, that’s a midtempo ballad. That’s like a ‘Be Still’ kind of a song, from my new album. If somebody said, ‘How was it?’ It was more like a ‘Be Still’. It was kind of almost country — not country, but… I don’t know. It was kind of like ‘Can’t Stop Lovin’ You’, [but] not as uptempo.”
Hagar confirmed to the world that “Between Us Two” is completed and is now available to be released. “We’ve got it. It’s done,” he boldly stated. “It’s in the archives. They’ll find it. They’re looking through the archives right now to try to remaster some of the old stuff from my era . And they’ll find it. That’s gonna be a treasure.”
Time will tell if Hagar’s comments about the song becoming a “treasure” become fact or fiction. It’s hard to say, considering Van Halen is a “band from the past” and these days, no offensive “Bon Jovi”, but younger generations don’t really know who Van Halen are, nor do they care. Sometimes you have to beef yourself up in order to create hype to sell greater numbers of product. In this case, Van Halen are attempting to sell a new song and remain relevant. True, baby boomers will probably flock out in droves to download and purchase the track, but whether sales receive staggering numbers and the song becomes a hit are “TBA”.