We’ve known that Faith No More would have new music out next Friday for some time now. We even knew what song it would be, too. And while you will indeed be able to pick up “Motherfucker” on Black Friday (aka the other Record Store Day), Rolling Stone has given us an early gift and premiered the song.
While the live version of the song sounded pretty solid, the studio version is way better. First of all, it’s great to hear a new song from a band that hasn’t released new music in 17 years. Secondly, we weren’t expecting to hear it for at least another week. And thirdly, it’s concise, melodic and is a good indication that the band’s forthcoming seventh studio album is going to be solid.
Here’s what Roddy Bottum said about the song:
“It feels apt that the first track we’re releasing is ‘Motherf**ker,’ a song about accountability,” explained Roddy Bottum. “Basically we’ve created, recorded and mixed a new body of work by ourselves and we’re releasing it on our own label. It’s a huge deal for us to only have ourselves to answer to at this point in our career and the song is about that, where the buck stops via the basic imagery of foie gras production, bondage… y’know, stuff like that.”
You can pre-order the digital version of the song here.
Photo: Dustin Raben