Heavy Traffic is the twenty-fifth studio album by English rock band Status Quo, and their first to feature drummer Matt Letley. Released in 2002, it hit #15 in the UK.
The album followed the reunion of Francis Rossi with writing partner Bob Young, who cowrote many of the band's songs between 1968 and 1981. "I'm aware that the last couple of albums have upset some of our fans," remarked Rossi. "That's something that we do care about, and people's reaction to the new material has been incredible. Writing with Bob again has given me a whole new lease of life." "This new album's in a whole different league," added Rick Parfitt.
"It feels real again. A whole new era is about to begin."