- A Perfect Circle Premieres New Song “So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish”
- On April 15, American rock band A Perfect Circle performed live at 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. After the festival, the band released a new song “So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish” from their upcoming fourth studio album "Eat the Elephant".
The song was written by Jeff Friedl, Billy Howerdel, Maynard James Keenan, Matt McJunkins and James Iha.
Frontman Maynard James Keenan references the deaths of Gene Wilder, David Bowie, Muhammad Ali and Carrie Fisher on the song.
The new album comprises of 12-track and is set to be released on April 20th. It is their first album release in fourteen years since previous album "Emotive".
They'll launch a tour in support of the album on April 17th in Santa Barbara, California. Learn more about tour dates, click here.
- Maynard James Keenan said of the song in a statement;
"We all cope with the absurd in our own manner. The Italian side of me produces and shares wine with friends in order to feel grounded and connected in the midst of all the madness. But once the wine is gone, the drunk and sarcastic Irish side of me goes straight for the unreasonable jugular. #comedyfirstandalways"
Also he told Rolling Stone in an interview;
"I'm sure it's happened in prior generations – all of a sudden, an exodus – but the immediacy of social media made it more impactful with more of a rapid fire to be able to see that list every day of people that you were familiar with over the years passing," he said. "And at the age of 53, you start to take it pretty seriously."
- source : SPIN