Clutch has released the new single and video “Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone).” It is available digitally from all DSPs here; watch the official video directed by David Brodsky below.
Frontman Neil Fallon said: “Early in 2021, I learned the Boss Metal Zone pedal schematic was being presented as ‘proof’ that the COVID-19 vaccine had an electronic component to communicate with 5G cellular networks. It was, of course, nonsense. It sounded like a Philip K. Dick premise. I didn’t want to write a song specific to COVID-19 vaccines, so I went with the Philip K. Dick angle (again). ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ came to mind (replicants, in particular, representing what is real and not real, or is there a difference at all?). The video makes no secret that this is an homage to Philip K. Dick and a future where we have distortion coursing through our veins.”
Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster said: “‘Red Alert (Boss Metal Zone)’ is one of the faster cuts on our forthcoming album. It kicks in and hits like a freight train. The intensity of the recording reminds me of our live shows. This song cooks and I can’t wait to play it on tour!”
Longtime fans of sci-fi icon Philip K. Dick, Clutch has curated an “inspired by” Sci-Fidelity playlist on Spotify here, to coincide with the release of the single.
Clutch currently is on a two-leg trek across North America, touring with EyeHateGod and Tiger Cub until April 10, and then with The Sword and Nate Bergman from April 27 to May 22.
Clutch has an extensive 2022 worldwide touring schedule, including summer festivals, further headline dates and a return to Europe. For the most upto-date list of shows and to buy tickets, visit https://bnds.us/9eo7yp.