Visionary experimental rockers Mutemath are back with the second single, Stroll On, off their upcoming fifth studio album, Play Dead, out September 8 via Caroline Australia and the band’s own Wojtek Records.
The single features the virtuosic playing and symphonic songwriting that have made Mutemath a standout in the genre.
“‘Stroll On’, in particular, was a jam we recorded about 5 years ago when we started writing for our last record Vitals,” says frontman Paul Meany. “We shelved it, probably because I didn’t have a vocal idea for it. But when I did a shelf inventory for this new album, that track grabbed me by the throat and demanded a vocal. I’m not gonna curse this song and say it’s my favorite (because when I do, that usually becomes a least favorite for fans), but just know that I don’t not like this song a lot, and I don’t not love what I find on the shelf sometimes.”
The first single, Hit Parade, was released on on June 6, 2017 and has been described as chilled-out, soul-inflected psychedelic rock.
On the new album Meany states…”I think what we wound up with for the first time is a Mutemath album with no guard rails. Which after making 5 of these now, it’s been an invigorating experience to say the least.”
Mutemath are embarking on a huge US tour this September and October, with no announcement yet of an Australian leg. You can preorder Play Dead, out September 8 through Caroline Australia.