311 has debuted their new single Sunset in July expected to be off their new album Universal Pulse, out on July 19th. Universal Pulse was recorded at Hive Studios in Los Angeles, with producer Bob Rock (Aerosmith, Metallica).
Singer-guitarist Nick Hexum describes the song: “It’s about how the more fun you have, the faster life flies by. Most nights in July we’re on stage as the sun is setting. You can actually see the crowd losing their inhibitions as the daylight fades away. We get off on watching the crowd at our shows, which inspired the song’s chorus. People in the first few rows look like they’re in another dimension. Maybe they’re high — but we like to think it’s the power of music!”
The song was written by Nick Hexum while speeding around Angeles National Forest. “I would write a couple lines and then haul ass around mountain curves until the next line would come to me. We wanted to bring back that shuffle feel. Our old stuff had a lot of that. We bring it back on ‘Sunset in July,’ as well as some heavy guitars. It’s an upbeat song that will be great to play live.”
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