Clutch proceed to churn out heavy-hitting rock music greater than 30 years into their profession, most just lately releasing their thirteenth studio album, Dawn on Slaughter Seashore. The Maryland band will hit the highway this spring for headlining North American tour that includes assist from Amigo the Satan and Nate Bergman.
Heavy Consequence caught up with Clutch singer Neil Fallon backstage at Louisville’s Louder Than Life competition, the place he talked in regards to the newest LP, the inspiration behind the only “We Strive for Excellence,” and the band’s longevity.
The track “We Strive for Excellence” comprises quite a few references to Nineteen Seventies popular culture, together with Farrah Fawcett, Evel Knievel, and The Six Million Greenback Man, and celebrates a time when youngsters engaged in actions that had a daredevil high quality about them.
“That song might have been some kind of psychological reaction to being stuck inside,” Fallon advised us within the video above. “I have a 12-year-old son, and I was getting real frustrated with the notion that his childhood was gonna be spent virtually. There’s something to be said about the education of breaking your arm, or getting road rash or poison ivy. That’s real life.”
So far as Clutch nonetheless going robust after greater than 30 years as a band, Fallon remarked, “I spent far too many years thinking this was a temporary situation. I had it hammered into my head at a young age that this was not a viable career option. And it took me a long time to arrive at the fact that yes it is. Once that happened, it became a lot more fun.”
Watch our video interview with Neil Fallon above, and decide up tickets to Clutch’s spring 2023 tour by way of Ticketmaster or StubHub.
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