(hennemusic) "Headlong Flight," the first single from Rush's forthcoming album, "Clockwork Angels," has surfaced online.
"'Headlong Flight' was one of those songs that was a joy to write and record from beginning to end," bassist Geddy Lee tells Rolling Stone. "Alex [Lifeson] and I had blast jamming in my home studio one day before the second leg of the Time Machine tour, and I did not revisit that jam until a year later. Alex and I assembled the song to be an instrumental and its original title was 'Take That Lampshade Off Yo Head!', but once we saw the lyrics Neil [Peart] had written, I knew that the spirit of the lyrics matched the instrumental perfectly and it was just a matter of making them fit and writing the melodies."
The full album – Rush's first collection of original material in over five years – is due June 12.Listen to the new song here.