Matt Mays Unveils Acoustic Version of "Drive On"
It was inspired by ELO
Published Sep 28, 2018Matt Mays will deliver an acoustic companion album to last year's Once Upon a Hell of a Time… next month, and he's teased the arrival of Twice Upon a Hell of a Time... with another new track.
This time, we get to hear the acoustic rework of "Drive On," a song Mays says was inspired by Jeff Lynne and ELO.
"I'm a big ELO fan and I always wanted ELO to do more of a twangier, country record," he said in a statement. "It's been my ultimate fantasy. I knew that was never going to happen, so I kinda tried to do an ELO type twangier tune about driving away from your problems and peacing out."
The gentler sound keeps in line with the rest of the companion record, which Mays describes as a sort of "hangover" to the "party-rock record for the brokenhearted" that Once Upon a Hell of a Time… was.
Twice Upon a Hell of a Time… is due out October 19 via Sonic Records/Warner Music.
Listen to "Drive On" below.