Warning: It’s a long way from the sound of ‘All Star’
Smash Mouth have revealed a new track entitled ‘Love Is A Soldier’, which is an EDM song co-produced by a DJ called Specter. You can listen to it below.
The track starts in fairly familiar territory for Smash Mouth, with a bass guitar and frontman Steve Harwell’s vocal track, before venturing into new ground for the band, with a main room EDM breakdown alongside the lyrics, “Sex is a gun / You’re ammunition / The battle’s on / Submission demolition.”
Little is known about Specter, the producer that worked with Smash Mouth on ‘Love Is A Soldier’, and he appears to have no online presence.
Five-piece American band Smash Mouth formed in 1994 in San Jose, California, and featured on the Shrek soundtrack with their 90s pop punk song, ‘All Star’, as well as a cover of The Monkees ‘I’m A Believer’.
The band hit the news again in June last year when Harwell swore at members of the audience at the Taste of Fort Collins street festival in Colorado, USA, where the band were performing. He also threatened them with violence after being pelted with bread during a live show there.
People attending the festival are given a loaf of bread upon entry and began throwing slices in the air during Smash Mouth’s set, with some bread reportedly landing on the stage.
Consequence of Sound reported at the time that Harwell took exception to this, “launched into a profanity filled tirade” and, at one point, “threatened to go into the audience and had to be restrained by security members” as his band attempted to play hit single ‘All Star’. Harwell left the stage before the band finished their allotted time at the festival.