In a brand new interview with “Chris Akin Presents…” , TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon was requested if there are any plans for the band to work on a full-length album following the discharge of the “Chilly Blue Metal” single, which got here out final August. He responded (as transcribed by Phoosi.com): “Proper now, after we did the ‘Shock’ album [in 2019] and the way in which issues are proper now, we’re solely gonna consider one music at a time. We’re pushing late 50s, mid 60s in our age, and the underside line is there is not any have to put the strain on a deadline of you have gotta fabricate 10 songs by the primary of June and pressure it. So, we’re not gonna do this. We’re gonna simply write songs as they arrive and as we really feel them, and put ’em out as singles proper now. The entire concept of attempting to cram an album for the sake of cramming an album would not enchantment to us.”
Pressed about whether or not TESLA will finally compile all of the standalone singles and launch them as a full-length CD, Hannon stated: “Completely. Possibly a field set. Possibly some sort of assortment of some kind. We do have a variety of outtakes and a few issues that we’re gonna work on. However proper now I am simply blissful doing one music at a time. And on the finish of the 12 months, if we’re in a position to squeeze out eight or 10 of ’em, then we’ll put ’em all collectively.”
Earlier within the month, TESLA launched the official lyric video for “Chilly Blue Metal”. The clip, directed by Brandon Gullion and produced by Hannon, is uncooked and excessive electrical power that takes followers again to the roots of TESLA.
Hannon said: “‘Chilly Blue Metal’ is influenced by present occasions of the world, identical to our debut single ‘Trendy Day Cowboy’ (1986), and touches on the topic pretty and open-minded by asking ‘what’s accountable?’ relating to violence on the planet. Extra importantly, the recording and manufacturing of the music and video are stored uncooked and actual, simply the way in which TESLA followers wish to see and listen to us. We’re survivors and have been rocking for 35-plus years.”
The 2022 radio remix model of “Chilly Blue Metal” is being provided because the model for the airwaves with the guitars and vocals being cranked up louder and with the uncooked power being preserved. Frank defined: “Some people had been reluctant to play the monitor with its express lyrics within the verse, so I created a clear model for radio with a bleep. As a bandmember and being the producer, we approve of those modifications and actually love the remixed audio enhancement for radio play. That is TESLA in actual trustworthy type and independently producing our music for the primary time as an official launch.”
“Chilly Blue Metal” is the primary TESLA music to ever be produced by the bandmembers themselves.
“Producing ourselves is permitting us to creatively document new music and preserve it as uncooked and actual as potential,” Hannon stated.
Final December, Hannon instructed Let’s Rock that the lyrics to “Chilly Blue Metal” have been partially misinterpreted by some followers.
“We have been getting a variety of flak from people who solely hear the couple of verses within the music, pondering it is about gun management,” he stated. “And in a manner it’s, however, actually, it is a lot deeper than that, the lyrics. We attempt to undoubtedly not take sides and be political however we wanna sing a few state of affairs. One thing like what we did with ‘Trendy Day Cowboy’ within the ’80s; we sang about international lands and terrorist calls for and ‘bang bang, shoot ’em up’ and the way that perspective was nonetheless taking place on the planet at the moment, being a gunfighter, cowboy state of affairs, however we’re not pointing fingers. And that is the identical manner with this music, however some folks solely hear elements of it and have been giving us some shit about it. However if you happen to hearken to the lyrics, it is asking a query, ‘What’s accountable? Let’s get actual.’ And the music is actually about folks that you simply give ’em an inch, they take a mile — whether or not it is a politician, whether or not it is a criminal, whether or not it is a police officer. And we assist our police.”
He added: “There’s evil intentions in all elements of life, and that is what the music is actually about — simply observing and asking the query, ‘What’s accountable?’ It is not speaking about ‘take away weapons’ or any of that shit. But it surely began off simply being a enjoyable poke at Ronnie Van Zant. That final lyric within the music, ‘Identical to Ronnie stated, ‘Let’s dump ’em to the underside of the ocean,’ that is the place the music began for enjoyable. After which we took it and tried to make it somewhat bit extra severe.”
TESLA has U.S. reveals scheduled all through the spring and summer season.
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