After the year we’ve all had, the metal world could use a pick-me-up this summer. Thankfully, Danish swing-metallers Volbeat have answered the call. Last we heard from the band was 2019’s high-flying Rewind, Replay, Rebound, but now they’re back with not one but two new songs that’ll sound right at home during your next hot summer night.
The first of the two tracks, “Wait A Minute My Girl,” definitely follows in the footsteps of the band’s huge 2019 single “Die to Live,” packed with all the saxophone and quick-hit piano that one wants to hear in a dirty rock bar after hours. The second, “Dragen For,” has a lot more of a melancholy, lost-love kind of vibe to it, and features a Danish chorus sung by singer/songwriter Stine Bramsen. The songs offer a solid one-two of the cinematic thing Volbeat does so well — first, a big, fun drinking song; second, a slow, heartfelt track to listen to while watching the stars from the hood of your truck.
“As the weather begins to warm and the days get longer in many parts of the world, we wanted to share two songs that we wrote and recorded over these long, difficult fifteen months that have the vibe and feel of Summer,” say the band. “We’re beyond thankful that even during a lockdown our good friends Doug, Ray and Mia Maja were able to put the pedal to the metal with us on ‘Wait a Minute My Girl,’ and we’re absolutely thrilled that Stine Bramsen, who we’ve known and admired for a long time, was willing to lend her incredible talents to ‘Dagen Før.’
“We hope you enjoy this double-barreled blast of Summer tunes as much as we enjoyed creating them, and we can’t wait for you to hear what else we have in store for you. The Fall always brings the thunder and lightning…”
Check out “Wait A Minute My Girl” below:
And check out “Dragen For” here:
Words by Chris Krovatin