Watch Blues Traveler lyric video for “Accelerated Nation” and John talks about new album

Here is the lyrics video for “Accelerated Nation” that Billboard premiered today:

John Popper spoke with them about the new album and had this to say about it:

Popper says some of the songs from Hurry Up & Hang Around date back to the ’00s and have “matriculated and fermented and ripened” during the interim. “Accelerated Nation,” meanwhile, is a newer creation, built on a riff from guitarist Chan Kinchla which Popper says “feels very Zeppelin-y and you want to dance to it and it rocks. I looked around for some words I had and started to fit them in there, and what we have is a story about what it’s like to live in your car — at least the sense I get from it — and it just thumps. That’s one we’re all excited about.”

Working in Nashville also had a marked, and positive, impact on Blues Traveler during the project. “It really is a wonderful place to work,” Popper says. “There were so many great situations, so many great studios, so many great producers. The place we worked was right next door to one of the best barbeque places in the world, so we were filling up on barbeque and working our ass off.”


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