While 80's hair metal gods Motley Crue are currently on their last tour ever this summer, this has not stopped bassist and songwriter Nikki Sixx from finishing a new album with his side project Sixx AM. Joining him in the band is guitarist DJ Ashba of Guns N' Roses and singer and songwriter James Michael. Early this morning, the band released the upcoming album's debut single Gotta Get It Right.
The album will be titled Modern Vintage and will be arriving in stores and available for download on October 7th. Ashba says in a recent press release, “Gotta Get it Right is a great example of how Sixx: A.M. has set out to celebrate the music that has influenced us over the years. We truly feel we’ve made a genre defying album with Modern Vintage.”
Judging by what I've heard from the single so far I can kind of hear such older influences. Gotta Get It Right does have the kind of old school rock feel that would have influenced them back in the 70's. Its swing rhythm is something that just isn't heard in a whole lot of modern music these days. The basic chord patterns also work for the song in this case.
However, I can appreciate the way they still made Gotta Get It Right sound like it was made in the present. I will admit that such an approach took me a few listens to catch onto, but now I'm hooked and stoked for the full album. If the rest of the album is anything like this song, Modern Vintage would probably be a very apt title.
The official music video for Gotta Get It Right will be premiering tomorrow (August 6th) on Vevo. Keep watch on YouTube for that because knowing the kinds of imagery these guys are into it ought to be quite a spectacle.
Gotta Get It Right, by Sixx AM