Volbeat are back just in time for the warmer weather. The Danish "Elvis metal" group have dropped not one but two new songs that are the perfect pairing for windows-down drives and backyard hangouts.
Titled "Wait a Minute My Girl" and "Dagen Før," the tracks mark the band's first new material since their 2019 full-length, Rewind, Replay, Rebound. The former is a swingin' summer jam that finds the midway point between catchy SoCal pop-punk and Volbeat's affinity for retro rock & roll. If that song is the hooky shot, then "Dagen Før" is the down-tempo chaser. The mid-tempo cut features a guest hook from fellow Danish singer, Stine Bramsen, of the band Alphabeat, and it's a sweet, swaying duet that alternates between English and Danish lyricism.
Take a listen to both of them below via YouTube.
"As the weather begins to warm and the days get longer in many parts of the world, we wanted to share two songs that we wrote and recorded over these long, difficult fifteen months that have the vibe and feel of summer," Volbeat said in a statement. "We're beyond thankful that even during a lockdown our good friends Doug [Corcoran], Ray [Jacob Jacildo] and Mia Maja were able to put the pedal to the metal with us on 'Wait A Minute My Girl,' and we're absolutely thrilled that Stine Bramsen, who we've known and admired for a long time, was willing to lend her incredible talents to 'Dagen Før.'"
They continued, "We hope you enjoy this double-barreled blast of summer tunes as much as we enjoyed creating them, and we can't wait for you to hear what else we have in store for you. The fall always brings the thunder and lightning."