Slothrust have returned with a new single entitled “Cranium,” now out via Dangerbird Records (Sebadoh, Grandaddy). “Cranium” captures Leah Wellbaum’s voice as a songwriter, lyricist and guitar player With bandmates Will Gorin (drums) and Kyle Bann (bass/keyboards) rounding out the trio’s sound.
Says Wellbaum on “Cranium:” “The song is about wanting to serve love but not knowing the “right” way to do so— often offering too much, or something unwanted entirely. It is a promise to love both absurdly and impossibly with a heavy sprinkle of pain.” The intentionality of the desire to be of service in a way that’s meaningful and wild is woven right into the song, as Wellbaum’s impeccable guitar playing turns into an epic solo that inspires every hair to stand straight up, and calls so much attention to the moment that every worry seems to release and fade with each note.
“I knew right away that I wanted to end this song with a long, emotive guitar solo in the style of Funkadelic’s “Maggot Brain.” Something that really takes you on a journey, but perhaps not the one you were expecting,” Wellbaum adds.
Working again with producer Billy Bush (Garbage, Laura Jane Grace) “Cranium” highlights this multi-faceted band’s versatility and hints at new heights to be scaled as they look toward their anticipated new album to come.
Order “Cranium” By Slothurst HERE