Faith No More have shared the second single from Sol Invictus, their first album in 18 years. They’ve been slowly building up to their new record, and this is the first new track we’ve heard from them since their Record Store Day single “Motherfucker.” “‘Superhero’ was one of those where it was definitely a superhero comic, I mean that was just the vibe of the song,” bassist Bill Gould told Marvel, who debuted the track. “When Mike came to me writing words about it, we were already calling it ‘Superhero.’ So it’s kind of like in the DNA; it’s a comic strip.” Listen below.
“Superhero” actually just started from the sound of the song, where it has these pounding drums and it has like this throbbing kind of pulse, and we just called it the “Superhero” song. Because, a lot of the ways we write we visualize things.
Actually this is kind of interesting because we’re probably a unique band in a way. While we write music we’re talking about chord changes and different things like that. What we do is we describe scenes together, and we can visualize the scene and the music kind of comes. We kind of make movie scenes for movies that don’t exist. “Superhero” was one of those where it was definitely a superhero comic, I mean that was just the vibe of the song, and when Mike came to me writing words about it, we were already calling it “Superhero.” So it’s kind of like in the DNA; it’s a comic strip.
Sol Invictus is out 5/19 via Ipecac/Reclamation.