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 [Cooper, John‘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.”