Celtic punk band Flogging Molly have released their third single, “This Road of Mine,” off of their upcoming album Anthem.
The new song follows the previous two singles released off of Anthem, “The Croppy Boy ‘98” and “These Times Have Got Me Drinking/Tripping Up the Stairs.” The band’s frontman, Dave King, explained how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced the writing of this song. “At the time I was writing these lyrics, I was wondering if we were going to be able to continue to tour and make music again,” explains King. “Whether you’re a plumber or a carpenter or a musician, we all had the rug pulled out from underneath us, and there are certainly elements of that on the album. I’m not one to shy away from a situation in the sense of writing about it; I think that’s what songwriters should do; they should reflect the times.”
Anthem comes out on September 9 on Rise Records. You can preorder the album now on the Rise Records website.
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