U.S. groove rock masters CLUTCH have dropped a brand-new single, “We Attempt For Excellence”, at the moment. The monitor is accessible digitally from all DSPs.
CLUTCH frontman and lyrical wordsmith Neil Fallon shares: “‘We Attempt For Excellence’ seems again fondly on childhood summers crammed with grand plans gone awry, inexplicable bruises, untreated accidents, and, in fact, the timeless knowledge of Evel Knievel.”
CLUTCH launched its first new single, “Purple Alert (Boss Steel Zone)”, again in April to a lot acclaim from followers and critics alike. The monitor has already hit almost 300,000 streams on Spotify alone and the official music video, directed by David Brodsky, has clocked up 340,000 YouTube views.
Fallon beforehand said about “Purple Alert (Boss Steel Zone)”: “Early in 2021, I discovered the Boss Steel Zone pedal schematic was being introduced as ‘proof’ that the COVID-19 vaccine had an digital element to speak with 5G mobile networks. It was, in fact, nonsense. It seemed like a [sci-fi icon] Philip Ok. Dick premise. I did not wish to write a tune particular to COVID-19 vaccines, so I went with the Philip Ok. Dick angle (once more). ‘Do Androids Dream Of Electrical Sheep?’ [Dick‘s 1968 science fiction novel] got here to thoughts (replicants, particularly, representing what’s actual and never actual, or is there a distinction in any respect?). The video makes no secret that it is a homage to Philip Ok. Dick and a future the place now we have distortion coursing by way of our veins.”
Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster added: “‘Purple Alert (Boss Steel Zone)’ is without doubt one of the sooner cuts on our forthcoming album. It kicks in and hits like a freight practice. The depth of the recording jogs my memory of our dwell reveals. This tune cooks, and I can not wait to play it on tour!”
Early final 12 months, Gaster advised the Chicago-based webzine Steel Kaoz that he and his CLUTCH bandmates had “written a whole lot of songs” for the follow-up to 2018’s “Guide Of Unhealthy Choices” LP. He stated: “We have been writing now for our new album, and I believe we’re spending extra time than ever within the studio, simply attempting out completely different concepts. And a lot of the concepts do not ever actually make it to the tip; we attempt 10 issues and we preserve one.
“I believe we’re much more selective than we had been earlier than as to which concepts we actually determine to give attention to. And I believe it’s as a result of now we have a lot extra time. Earlier than, we’d come residence for a tour and perhaps we’d have three weeks off. So, the primary week, we do not do actually a lot of something — everyone goes again residence to their households and we relaxation — after which the following two weeks we’d get collectively and we’d simply jam actually arduous and get a bunch of concepts, after which on the street and play these concepts, after which come again and do it once more. And that course of may go on for a 12 months and a half. This has been completely different. That is the primary time the place we have had a lot time at residence to work on concepts and by no means actually tried them in a dwell setting. So I am unsure the way it’s gonna impression the report. However I believe it is gonna make for a unique album — whether or not it is good, unhealthy or in any other case, it is too early to inform. However, for certain, it is a completely different dynamic, and it requires extra of us.
“So usually, when now we have new concepts and we put them in entrance of an viewers, you may actually inform instantly — we all know instantly if the tune is the appropriate tempo, we all know instantly if the riffs are the place they must be, if the refrain is the way in which it must be,” Gaster added. “It is a testing floor. And we do not have that proper now. So, for that cause, I believe we’re being much more cautious about what concepts we actually wanna give attention to, and which of them we expect, ‘You understand what? We have executed that earlier than. Let’s do one thing just a little completely different.'”
“Guide Of Unhealthy Choices” was recorded at Sputnik Sound studio in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Vance Powell. The report bought 26,000 copies in America throughout its first week of availability, giving the group its third consecutive High 20 album on the Billboard 200.