The Bouncing Souls have recently announced Volume 2, an album of reimagined songs from across their catalog. Today, the band have shared a new version of “Highway Kings.” The song originally appeared on the band’s 2003 LP, Anchors Aweigh.
Bassist Bryan Kienlen discussed the new version of “Highway Kings” saying: “One of my favorite places in the world to be is on the road, between places. It’s a unique combination of feeling free of wherever you just left, and the excitement of the unknown ahead. I’m so grateful that all my favorite people in the world share my love of the highway. I penned these lyrics in our truck while doing just that, rolling down the highway on tour. It’s a celebration of what we do, and who we are, word for word. This time, we really marched into unknown territory. I had no expectations going into this, I certainly didn’t expect to end up so excited by what we accomplished. Certain tracks on this record are true departures for us, and that was so liberating, I think we’ve broken some stale molds we’d formed over the decades. The music is totally fresh, and the song lyrics really get a chance to shine in this new setting.”
Listen to “Highway Kings” below:
Due out October 23rd from Pure Noise Records, Volume 2 was produced by Will Yip (The Menzingers, Title Fight, Tigers Jaw) and offers a new take on the timeless songwriting at the heart of the band’s three decade career.