Chevelle has just dropped a brand new track titled “Self Destructor”. The new single is from their new upcoming album ‘Niratias’ (Nothing Is Real And This Is A Simiulation). This is the bands first album in 5 years.
Frontman Pete Loeffler sat down and spoke with Loudwire Nights Kevin Vargas about the new track and album.
“The song was actually written in 2019 so it’s just strangely coincidental that it fits so well with 2020 being what it was. It’s hard not to find that in everything now. I’ll give you one thing though. It focuses on science deniers, and you guys can run with that. Go delve into the lyrics and check it out. It’s aggressive and I’ve had to learn how to play it all over again this past year with Sam [Loeffler], so fingers crossed that we can do that live too.”
When asked what the overall feel of the album is, Pete said: “It has a lot of space to it, a lot of interstellar travel to it. You’ve got Elon Musk trying to get to Mars and that was completely fascinating to me so when I write lyrics, it’s just kind of made its way in there. As you’ll see with the cover, it’s sort of space themed as well.
He went on, “I love the idea of the cosmos and I love Carl Sagan and Elon Musk and Neil deGrasse Tyson and all these people that look beyond and look to the future. Getting off this planet is part of that future if we can do it. It’s funny when you started to delve into it how difficult that really is. How are you gonna deal with radiation out in a spaceship for nine months or longer than that? It’s fascinating. It just made its way into the music.”
The new album is set for release on March 5th, 2021, but you can hear “Self Destructor” below.