Mastodon’s Kelliher Discusses New Track

“High Road” is a song that has the most meaning to him, he says



You folks all seem to want the new Mastodon record pronto, so whenever there’s any information about it, we try with zest to get it to you ASAP.

In a new online discussion, Bill Kelliher from Mastodon — when asked about what song of the ‘Don’s means the most to him — discussed “High Road,” a new cut off the impending beast.

He thinks it may even be the album’s first single, he says.

“I wrote the music. The lyrics were written by Brann Dailor. I think it’s going to be a single. It was a riff I wrote in my sober time. I was feeling really good about it. I actually wrote it on a James Hetfield model ESP. It’s the ‘Snake Bite’ guitar. I was sitting in my hotel room in Luxembourg because we had a couple of days off there.

“It’s a very simple, easy, and heavy riff. I didn’t think it would catch on with anybody else, but Brann was like, ‘I hear some really cool vocals there!’ It just blossomed into this huge six-minute song with cool leads. They’re not solos, but leads in the middle of the song I put together my song. It’s something I worked really hard on. It’s new and fresh. I’m excited for it to come out and have other people hear it and let me know what they think.”

No one knows just yet when the new Mastodon record — produced by Nick Raskulinecz — will be out, but we’ll keep you posted, people.

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