HEAR LAMB OF GOD'S RANDY BLYTHE TEAM WITH LEE "SCRATCH" PERRY, BAD BRAINS' DR. KNOW, MORE ON NEW SAUDADE SONG HERE.
Plus, Blythe and collective leader Chuck Doom discuss "Lions" collaboration
The Portuguese word "saudade" has no equivalent in the English language. It describes a profound feeling of nostalgia or melancholy, like when a loved one dies and we're left to meditate on the shadow of their absence. That sort of mood infuses the Chuck Doom–helmed musical collective Saudade, a sundry crew of creative forces including Dr. Know (Bad Brains), John Medeski (Medeski, Martin, & Wood), Gil Sharone (Marilyn Manson, Dillinger Escape Plan), David Torn (David Bowie, k.d. lang, John Legend), Mackie Jayson (Cro-Mags) and more. In the recent past, we've spotlighted their gorgeous collaboration with Deftones' Chino Moreno (a core figure in the group) and Chelsea Wolfe, their grimy dub pairing with Ho99o9, and the mind-bending instrumental "Crisis." Now, the crew are set to melt even more faces with a ferocious new sonic offering, titled "Lions," starring Lamb of God's Randy Blythe on vocals. Listen to it — and watch its cool, collaged music video — above.