Today sees the release of brand new song 'My Champion' and it's accompanying video worldwide. (Watch it below)
'My Champion' climbs from a swell of delay into an impressive guitar lick before frontman Myles Kennedy delivers one of the most spirited choruses of their career to date.
“The lyric was actually inspired by thinking back to my situation as a kid,” he said. “I was this really small, underdeveloped kid who had to work extremely hard to keep up with all of my peers. It was very frustrating. I would hear a lot of words of encouragement from parents, coaches, or teachers though.
“A lot of those things were stored away, and they manifested themselves in this song. I’ve been able to apply some of those concepts in my life a thousand times over since then.”
Earlier this year, the band released the album's debut single 'Show Me A Leader', together with an animated political video showing the world in turmoil. To watch this video, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICNer22c2PE.
'The Last Hero' is scheduled for worldwide release on October 7th by Napalm Records (world excluding USA/Canada) and Caroline Records (in the United States/Canada). The album was produced by longtime friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Slash, Tremonti, Trivium) and mastered by Grammy award winner Ted Jensen.
PRE-ORDER THE LAST HERO NOW
Fans who order the digital album will receive an instant grat download of the debut single 'Show Me A Leader' as well as the brand new track 'My Champion'. Browse various fan bundles at www.alterbridge.com/store.
Alter Bridge's long-anticipated return to Europe draws closer. Their biggest headline shows yet, the 24-date tour treks 15 countries and kicks off on November 4. Special guests include Danish rockers VOLBEAT, French progressive metallers GOJIRA and up-and-comers LIKE A STORM.