Don't Matter

Album: Mechanical Bull (2013)

Songfacts®:

  • This energetic track was one of the last songs laid down for Mechanical Bull and was written and recorded in less than two hours. Drummer Nathan Followill told Jam! Music: "We took a page from Queens of the Stone Age's book and from beginning to end kept a beat that was pulsating. It was one of those things where it was over before it even began. We were like, 'Holy s---! That's a kick ass song but that's a single-worthy song!' That's one that literally developed out of thin air."
  • Guitarist Matthew Followill described this Punk powerhouse song of self-loathing to Reuters as, "the hardest rocking song that we've ever done, and it's the fastest, so that's new for us."
  • Vocalist Caleb Followill recalled to Billboard magazine that the band penned this after realizing that they needed a rocker. "We've got a lot of mid-tempos, but we needed something that rocks really good," he said. "Me and Matthew sat there and came up with a riff in about 15 minutes, and I just went in there and just sang it off the top of my head. We played it three times and we ended up keeping the first take."

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