When it came time to debut the first single from their first studio album in 18 years, Faith No More chose an unlikely venue, Marvel.com. However, once you consider the song’s title, “Superhero,” and bassist Bill Gould’s love for Jack Kirby and the Silver Surfer, it makes perfect sense.
“’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,” Gould explained. “Actually this is kind of interesting because we’re probably a unique band in a way. While we write music we’re talking about chord changes and different things like that. What we do is we describe scenes together, and we can visualize the scene and the music kind of comes. We kind of make movie scenes for movies that don’t exist. ‘Superhero’ was one of those where it was definitely a superhero comic, I mean that was just the vibe of the song, and when Mike came to me writing words about it, we were already calling it ‘Superhero.’ So it’s kind of like in the DNA; it’s a comic strip.”
Read much more on Marvel.com. “Superhero” will released March 17 as a 7-inch, and March 31 digitally. The new album, “Sol Invictus,” arrives May 19.
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