Jul 162019
 

The official music video for multi Skillet‘s new single, ‘Legendary’, can be seen below. The song is taken from the two-time Grammy nominees’ tenth full-length album, “Victorious”, which will be released on August 2 via Atlantic.

Skillet frontman John Cooper told Billboard about ‘Legendary’: “‘Legendary’ is kind of fun because it sounds like Skillet, but it’s actually a little different for Skillet as well. That opening guitar riff isn’t like anything we’ve ever done on guitar. It’s a little bit bluesy, a little bit rock. I thought it was cool.”

Regarding the lyrical theme of ‘Legendary’John said: “The general message of ‘Legendary’is to make your life count. You’re going to have a lot of hard things in your life. Sometimes it will get you down, but you need to make your life count. You are only here for so long on earth, so every day fight to be legendary.”

Cooper said the song also holds a special place in his heart for another more personal reason. “For me, what this song is about is it’s to all the people who said that Skillet would never make it,” he said. “They said we were too Christian. We were too pretty. We had too many girls in the band, too many keyboards. It’s too musical. It’s too this or too that and 23 years later and 10 albums later, we’re very unlikely people to still be doing music.” Continue reading »

May 082019
 

Skillet will release its new album, “Victorious”, on August 2 via Atlantic Records. The follow-up to 2016’s gold-certified “Unleashed” includes the first single, “Legendary”, which can be streamed below.

Frontman John Cooper told Billboard: “It’s the first time that me and Korey [CooperJohn‘s wife and Skillet guitarist/keyboardist] produced most of the record ourselves. When I was looking at what we did well on ‘Unleashed’, I thought it was a real energizing and fun record to listen to. That’s what a great Skillet record is — songs that make people want to put their fists up in the air at a concert or get them through a run or drive or whatever they are doing. So we set out to make a record that had a lot of emotion to it.

“We got to really dig in and try anything we wanted to try, and that comes through in some of the intricacies of the production,” he added. “It’s quite a musical record. I think it’s a little bit more musical than we’ve done in a long time.” Continue reading »