Earlier this year, Volbeat shared their first new material of 2021 in pair of simultaneously issued songs, “Wait a Minute My Girl” and “Dagen Før.” Now, we know that each will appear on the Danish hard rock act’s upcoming effort, Servant of the Mind — their eighth LP out Dec. 3.

On Sept. 23rd, the band announced the album and its release date while unleashing yet another new tune from the set, “Shotgun Blues.” The song, and Servant of the Mind as whole, represent the products of a concentrated writing session undertaken by Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen, as a press release outlined.

“I wrote the whole album in three months,” Poulsen explained of Servant of the Mind. “I was in a good place and mood while at home and had a captive audience of myself. There are a lot of Volbeat signatures in it. If you go back to the first record and compare it to where we are now, you can hear how the band has developed its style while keeping the signature sound.”

As for “Shotgun Blues,” the song’s theme was inspired by ghostly events the rocker experienced upon moving. “Every time you move into a house, you bring dead people with you,” Paulson said. “Weird stuff happens when I move into a [new] house. It’s very otherworldly.”

Source: Loudwire

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