Lullwater, ‘Holy Water’ – Exclusive Song Premiere
Lullwater will be chugging back soon with their new album Revival and they've teamed up with Loudwire to give listeners an exclusive taste of their new music. You can check out the new song "Holy Water" below.
As can be heard, "Holy Water" is a raw rock track filled with chugging guitars, driving drums and a bluesy mid-song breakdown. Lyrically, vocalist John Strickland sings about putting more faith in himself, with the powerful chorus, "Pull yourself together / Push these walls forever / Love is now the answer / 'Cause holy water won't save my soul."
Strickland explains, "'Holy Water' is that song for me that pushes the boundaries of what I think I know, principals I question, and concepts more mysterious than I can comprehend. I have a lot of concerning questions about religion and it comes out in this song. It's a mix of rebellious thoughts and anxious questioning that brings me to something I can somewhat grasp, and that is love. I barely know how to handle it or even understand it, but its something that ties us together as humans regardless of what religion a person may follow. This song is more a question than a statement. Continuing to expand from what is a perceived truth to exploring your own personal truth, this is what drives the song 'Holy Water.'"
Lullwater began recording the Revival album in early 2015 in El Paso, Texas, intent on capturing their hard rocking energetic sounds in a new disc. "The goal was to create a hard hitting, powerful, riffy rock record that had a lot of energy but also get to experiment with different song structuring to push the boundaries of what we have done in the past. I definitely think we accomplished that," says Strickland. "This record, is an expression of that vision. I personally want to be able to feel more original rock and the vision is to create a different feel in rock music coming from our influences. I think this record accomplished that goal."
He adds, "To me, real rock is at its finest when it's raw and it's people in a band genuinely playing together and capturing it in the live setting. Musically, I think we did and it shows our diversity as a group."
A signed and limited pressing of the Revival album will be available Aug. 12 via the band's website and at all appearances on their upcoming tour. The disc will officially be released in 2016 to all physical and digital retailers.
Look for Lullwater hitting the road with Theory of a Deadman later this month. They kick off a series of dates on Aug. 7 in Bismarck. N.D. See their upcoming shows below the "Holy Water" player, and take a listen to another preview track called "Vendetta Black" here.
Lullwater, "Holy Water"
Lullwater 2015 Tour Dates
8/7 -- Bismarck, N.D. -- Bismarck Civic Center*
8/8 -- Bismarck, N.D. -- Lucky's
8/11 -- Kansas City, Mo. -- Midland Theatre*
8/12 -- Minneapolis, Minn. -- First Avenue*
8/14 -- Ft. Atkinson, Wis. -- Hijynx
8/16 -- Fort Wayne, Ind. -- Piere's*
8/19 -- Casper, Wyo. -- Casper Event Center*
8/20 -- Salt Lake City, Utah -- Metro Bar
8/21 -- Reno, Nev. -- Knitting Factory*
8/22 -- Lewiston, Idaho -- Boomers*
* with Theory of a Deadman