Metallica‘s bass guitarist Robert Trujillo joined the fan magazine So What! and answer questions about the new album. Robert Trujillo also told that he contributes vocal records to a song called “You Must Burn!” on Metallica’s upcoming album ’72 Seasons.’
Robert Trujillo is known as the bassist of Metallica, however, on the “72 Seasons” album, he makes his vocal debut on the track “You Must Burn!.” This is an exciting action for fans of Metallica. As they get to hear a different side of Robert Trujillo’s musical abilities. This also Robert Trujillo’s will be fifth album with Metallica.
The track “You Must Burn!” will also feature a funky bassline and catchy lyrics, with Robert Trujillo’s vocals fitting perfectly into the overall sound of the song. Robert Trujillo’s vocal style is soulful, and he delivers the lyrics with confidence and flair. This is a testament to his versatility as a musician and his dedication to honing his craft.
During the interview with So What!, Robert Trujillo also talks about Metallica’s new album:
When I joined Metallica, I would never sing in my whole life, so the fact that I can now support a backup vocal is pretty cool. For the first time in my life, I get to sing on a Metallica record and support James.
I’m very proud of that… It’s the first time that James and Greg had probably ever really trusted me with that position on a recording of this stature.’
I was surprised when I got the call from Greg. Because I was coming up to play a little bass, but then he said, ‘I’m going to have you sing on a couple of things, too.’ And I was, like, ‘Really?’ I got a little nervous. At the same time, I was very motivated.
Fortunately for me, the part really does suit my comfort zone, so to speak. The vibe and the interesting – I don’t know, I wouldn’t say the ‘quality’ in what I had to offer, but the part lends itself to my personality, to my voice, and it sits and slots in really well with the moment and bass breakdown. So it’s cool that it’s this breakdown that James and I were able to jam on and create, and then I get to sing on it too.
I think we all had a pretty good idea that he would be sharing a story, an energy. With all of the impactful thoughts and what was going on in his world, it would almost be impossible for that not to happen. That’s also what makes this album great – what he’s gone through and how he’s had to grow. It’s almost like a rebirth in a lot of ways, because you’ve got to reconnect with your inner spirit, who you are, and what you’re about.
And now you’re sending it, you’re bringing it, and you’re presenting it to us and eventually to the world, so it’s a very heavy thing for him. So at that point, I know it’s going to be a powerful record. This is going to be one of the more important records, I think, that Metallica’s ever made.”
He adds how they wrote and play “You Must Burn!”:
“One of the things that I was excited about in joining Metallica was the idea that I’m going to learn how this band creates and develops songs, taking the seed and how that grows into a beautiful composition or a powerful, heavy song.
Watching the rhythmic approach to vocals, conceptual vocals, and melodic elements with rhythmic elements. Lars infusing the tribal percussive ingredients that he does on a lot of these songs. Kirk’s feel, he’s got a lot of soul. So for me, it’s just a really, really incredible learning experience. And one that I can be a part of creatively but also just support.
But to address ‘You Must Burn!’ We’re taking an idea that birthed itself in the tuning room, and we start to cultivate it. How do we cultivate it? We jam. It starts to take shape, it kind of builds itself, and then at some point, it finds its way. With this particular middle section that came to be, that was really centered around a jam and was very moody, and there’s a danger to it; I like how the bass is walking.
It’s got a feel to it where it’s ‘walking through a forest,’ like a scene from a Tim Burton movie or something. That’s the feel I get. And James and I just started kind of grooving on it. It was just the two of us. That was a special moment for me because whenever I can find that magic carpet with James, it’s really a lot of fun.”
He performed with Ozzy Osbourne, Jerry Cantrell, and the Black Label Society after leaving Suicidal Tendencies. Robert Trujillo has been with Metallica since 2003, making him the band’s longest bassist member.
The release of “72 Seasons” and Robert Trujillo’s vocal debut on the album have been important events in the music industry.
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