The Struts Releases New Album “Pretty Vicious”
British rock band The Struts, consisting of Luke Spiller (vocals), Adam Slack (guitar), Jed Elliott (bass), and Gethin Davies (drums), released their fourth studio album “Pretty Vicious” on November 3, 2023 via Big Machine Records.
It is their first album in three years since the 2020 album “Strange Days”.
The album comprises 11-track, written by Adam Slack, Jayson DeZuzio, Luke Spiller and Nolan Sipe. Produced by Julian Raymond, Scott Borchetta and The Struts.
The band frontman Luke Spiller said of the album, “This record showcases each individual member's strengths,” says frontman Luke Spiller. “It's some of my favorite music, hands down, we've ever conjured up. It's the record everyone's been waiting for.”
The Struts embarks on “REMEMBER THE NAME Tour” in the US. The tour kicks off at Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, kY on November 6, 2023 and will conclude at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA on December 10, 2023.
Learn more about tour dates, here.
- Luke Spiller explained about some tracks for the album.
“Too Good At Raising Hell”
“Too Good At Raising Hell” is a song that was written about the disenchantment I felt after having a little too much fun. However, it still captures the essence of living an excessive life and all of the glorious moments that come along with it. It's the perfect song to get the party started, and it's a brilliant introduction of what's to come. The track is still a lot of what The Struts are known for, but it's a new sound everyone's been waiting to hear from us.”
“Those lyrics were very instinctual. They aren't super clever, but they felt right. It's more about the vocal delivery. That's what makes it dark and sexy. It's not overthought. It felt great from the moment we started to write it. It was a completely instant track.
I think I've sort of described this song to quite a few people when being sort of like asked about it and one of the main reasons why I wanted to make it the centerpiece so speak of the album itself is that it's a really strong track and it's something that the band hasn't done before and look all groups obviously have a tendency to subconsciously or consciously rip themselves off at times and this was like it was an instant song where we all kind of looked at each other and we were like this is really unique and we need to like really run with this.
“I wanted to write this story where a guy meets a girl who has rockstar energy and he just wants her. The line about original sin is a tip of the hat to composer and lyricist Jim Steinman, who wrote Pandora's Box's Original Sin. There are so many great lines in there, like 'kamikaze casanova crashing into your headlights.' I love moments like that in an album when you don't have to be super serious. Not everything has to be 'Imagine' by John Lennon. We were just thinking, let's inject this record with some light-hearted fun. We recorded it in like two takes, and it's one of the most energetic songs on the album.”
- source : Apple Music