During a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, the founder of Mammoth WVH, Wolfgang Van Halen, talked about his two newly released singles and said that people need more music during these challenging days when everyone’s stuck at home.
As you may recall, Wolf released his debut song ‘Distance’ back in November 2020, as a tribute to his father and bandmate Eddie Van Halen, who had passed away a month earlier. The track debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard Charts and achieved mainstream success. Upon this, Wolf was encouraged to start working on his debut album which will be released on June 11, 2021.
A couple of days ago, Wolf released two new singles from his upcoming album, ‘Think It Over‘ and ‘Don‘t Back Down,’ both of which have been widely appreciated by his fans. In his recent interview, he was asked about why he decided to release both singles at the same time. To this, Wolf responded by saying that as everyone’s stuck at home, we all need more music.
He went on to say that the songs he released represent ‘two different sides of our sound.’ With the first two singles, namely ‘Distance’ and ‘You’re to Blame’ he showed the range of the sound that they wish to create as a band. With the two newly released singles, he wanted to explore pop-rock and show once again the ‘opposite sides’ of Mammoth WVH’s sounds across the spectrum.
Here’s what Wolf said about releasing both new singles on the same day:
“Everyone’s stuck at home, so why not more music? And also to show two different sides of our sound. We got that with [previous singles] ‘Distance’ and ‘You’re to Blame’ before. And now you’re gonna hear that with ‘Don’t Back Down’ and ‘Think It Over,’ kind of opposite sides of the spectrum.”
Overall it’s [‘Think It Over’] just kind of a fun little pop song. I guess the closest of one of my favorite influences that I could relate to that song would be Jimmy Eat World. The little bridge before the last chorus has that harmonized palm-muted guitar thing from ‘The Middle,’ that sort of vibe.”
Click here for the source and you can listen to ‘Think It Over’ and ‘Don’t Back Down’ below.