By: Gary Graff
The members of Drowning Pool say they're happy, and somewhat relieved, with the positive reception to "Saturday Night," the first single from the Dallas group's forthcoming new album "Resilience."
Guitarist C.J. Pierce tells us that he and his bandmates are conscious that the song -- Drowning Pool's first official release with new singer Jasen Moreno -- is a bit out of character but they're happy to try to break some new ground five albums into their career.
"Obviously, 'Saturday Night' is more of a party song, which we've never really done before," says Pierce. "People ask us what it's like to be on the road, and we say every night on the road is like Saturday night -- the doors open up, everyone's drinking and having fun, usually what you do on a weekend even if it's Wednesday or whatever. It's something new and different, but you look at, like, Led Zeppelin; they would bring some new style every time they made a record. And ('Saturday Night') is fun to play live, man. We go from that to 'let the bodies hit the floor' and it really gets people going."
"Resilience" is due out April 2, while Drowning Pool is touring with Flyleaf until March 24, then plays a trio of Texas shows before heading to the U.K. and Europe in April.
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