Faith No More, in their early days, made a huge impact in the evolution of my musical tastes. The news that they were reuniting and recording a new album (Sol Invictus) made me about as giddy with excitement as an old fart like me can get. I’m still excited, especially after hearing the second song from that new album, which is entitled “Superhero”.
The new song premiered at Marvel.com, of all places — which I think is pretty cool in and of itself — along with an interview of Bill Gould. The band has also revealed the cover art for Sol Invictus, which features an image from Ossian Brown, a member of Coil and Cyclobe, who also published the book Haunted Air” in 2010.
As for the song, I’m really digging “Superhero”, perhaps most especially because of the dark, mesmerizing, piano-led melody that eventually takes it over. Listen below:
Sol Invictus comes out May 19 via Reclamation Recordings/Ipecac Recordings.
Hearing this song, along with Motherfucker before it, is making me regret missing out on tix to their Chicago show in a few months. Then again, shit sold out before I could blink.