DEFTONES played its new song, “Leathers”, live for the first time yesterday (Saturday, September 22) at the Epicenter festival at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, California.
Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
The studio version of “Leathers” is available for free download at Deftones.com. The song comes off DEFTONES‘ seventh studio album, “Koi No Yokan”, which is scheduled for release on November 13. The group worked again with producer Nick Raskulinecz, who helmed 2010’s “Diamond Eyes” and has also worked on albums by RUSH and FOO FIGHTERS.
“Koi No Yokan” track listing:
02. Romantic Dreams
04. Swerve City
06. Graphic Nature
10. Goon Squad
11. What Happened To You?
Speaking to AOL‘s Noisecreep, DEFTONES frontman Chino Moreno stated about the songwriting process for “Koi No Yokan”, “We were coming out of a tough time, obviously, and our goal was to kind of rebuild what we created over all the years. I felt like we had to prove ourselves. We’d taken so much time between records, had some inner turmoil, and our records were starting to get pieced together versus really being created together, so for us it was a chance to get back to basics. We didn’t have an idea of what sort of style we wanted. We just came in fired up and motivated to do something great. It was all very positive. We had more songs than ever, tons of ideas.”