Goodnight, Texas Embraces Hard Rock For “Runaways” Featuring Kirk Hammett

Goodnight, Texas has released new original single, “Runaways” but whereas the two are known for their Folk-Rock style, Patrick Dyer Wolf and Avi Vinocur have instead created a Hard Rock song that features lead guitar from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett.

Patrick Dyer Wolf explains about the new single:

This is the hardest we’ve ever rocked on a recording. That’s thanks in no small part to an actual and absolute vintage Kirk Hammett wah solo on his legendary Greeny guitar, about which I am self-pinching daily. The main riff of the song had been lurking in my drafts like a caged animal since our last album, and at some point in the past year we decided it was time to set it free.

We’re not abandoning our banjos and mandolins, and in fact, there’s banjo in there; if you squint you can hear it. For now though, we’re slinging double electrics, Scott traded brushes for drumsticks, Chris is grinding the low strings, and we have a metal legend coming in at the 2:25 mark.


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