Faith No More is streaming the new song “Superhero,” which will serve as the first official single from the band’s upcoming album, Sol Invictus. The group has also revealed the cover art for the set, which will be their first collection of new music in 18 years. The disc is set to arrive on May 19th through the band’s Reclamation Recordings.
In a new interview at Marvel.com, bassist Billy Gould explained the origins of the song, saying, “‘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 . . . We kind of make movie scenes for movies that don’t exist. ‘Superhero’ was one of those where it was definitely a superhero comic.”
“Superhero” will be available on seven-inch vinyl on March 17th, followed by a digital release on the 31st.
Faith No More has also confirmed its first North American shows since 2010 with a spring outing kicking off April 15th in Vancouver.