Stone Temple Pilots have been putting out heavy, hard rock for a long time, and it's great to see them continuing to do so into 2018.
New lead singer Jeff Gutt's passionate vocals work well with original members Dean DeLeo's head-banging riffs, Robert DeLeo's muscular bass, and Eric Kretz's hard-hitting drums. The result is a fresh update on STP's unique style that sounds like it could have been released 20 years ago. Robert shared some insight about the song with Rolling Stone:
"Roll Me Under" was one of the first songs I wrote for the album, and one of the first Jeff sang on too... Those riffs have been kicking around in my head for years, and it felt like the right time to record and perform it.
This is the second song STP have released with new lead singer Jeff Gutt, following "Meadow" which was released one day after his first public performance with the band in November of 2017.
It's worth mentioning the band's history of singers. Scott Weiland was the band's original vocalist, from 1989 until he was replaced by Chester Bennington in 2013. Weiland would pass away in 2015 of a drug overdose, and Bennington would commit suicide two years after that. For the band to come through these recent tragedies and keep making good music is the best thing any fan could ask for.
The new album is self-titled and scheduled for release on March 16, 2018. Pick it up on Amazon.
The band will be heading out on a North America tour beginning in March. For concert tickets and more, check out the Stone Temple Pilots Zumic artist page.