After teasing their fans in recent weeks, Stone Sour have finally debuted the first song off their highly anticipated Hydrograd album! Corey Taylor has been hyping up the record and now fans can join in on the excitement with the music video for “Fabuless”. While watching, check out the album art and track listing below.
The performance video opens with a roar from the crowd as Stone Sour bump fists before walking onstage. A spotlight guitar lick leads the song and Taylor lets out an “Oh yeah!” to send everything in motion. There’s an ebbing energy to “Fabuless,” delving into tension-building, quieter moments, exploding with rage and washing it away with a soaring refrain.
Taylor had told us that the new album is “flat out rock ‘n’ roll in its best form” (video below) and he keeps to this value in the track, borrowing some familiar lines from rock’s greatest acts (Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones), barking “Been a long time since I’ve rocked and rolled / It’s only rock ‘n’ roll but I like it (like it).”
Hydrograd will add a total of 15 new songs to the Stone Sour canon and will be released on June 30 through Roadrunner and can be pre-ordered at the band’s website. Catch Stone Sour on the road this summer opening for Korn starting June 16.
Hydrograd Track Listing:
02. “Taipei Person/Allah Tea”
03. “Knievel Has Landed”
05. “Song #3″
07. “The Witness Trees”
08. “Rose Red Violent Blue (This Song Is Dumb & So Am I)”
09. “Thanks God It’s Over”
10. “St. Marie”
12. “Whiplash Pants”
13. “Friday Knights”
14. “Somebody Stole My Eyes”
15. “When The Fever Broke”
Coinciding with the announcement of the new music video for the rollicking new track “Fabuless” and now another taste of the album has been made available with the radio-friendly “Song #3.”
This track helps to give fans a stronger sense of the metallic spectrum presented on the new record as it strongly differs from “Fabuless.” There’s a sense of immediacy on “Song #3″ as Corey Taylor comes into the song within seconds, gently singing over a plodding, doomy atmosphere. Slowly adding more to the equation, muted chords signal the entrance of the guitars, which build tension with sustained, gloom-soaked chords.
The mood transitions from foreboding to hopeful as the track rolls on, injected with melodic playing and a bouncing, sing-song melody over the chorus. There’s also some moments that are slightly reminiscent of Def Leppard’s pop-sensibilities in the guitar work, making for another dynamic offering off Hydrograd. Strangely enough, “Song #3″ appears as the fifth song on the album.