Superhero

Album: Sol Invictus (2015)
  • The second single from Sol Invictus, "Superhero," was appropriately premiered by the band on Marvel.com.
  • Faith No More bassist Billy Gould, who grew up reading Marvel comics, told the website how the song came together. "'Superhero' actually just started from the sound of the song, where it has these pounding drums and it has like this throbbing kind of pulse, and we just called it the "Superhero" song," he explained. "Because, a lot of the ways we write we visualize things."

    "Actually this is kind of interesting because we're probably a unique band in a way," Gould continued. "While we write music we're talking about chord changes and different things like that. What we do is we describe scenes together, and we can visualize the scene and the music kind of comes. We kind of make movie scenes for movies that don't exist."

    "'Superhero' was one of those where it was definitely a superhero comic, I mean that was just the vibe of the song, and when Mike (Patton) came to me writing words about it, we were already calling it 'Superhero,'" he added. "So it's kind of like in the DNA; it's a comic strip."
  • The song's live music video was filmed on May 8, 2015 at The Fillmore in Detroit, Michigan.

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