Friday, March 26, 2021

Wolfgang Van Halen debuts Don’t Back Down video

Wolfgang Van Halen is streaming a video for his new single, “Don’t Back Down”, as the latest preview to his forthcoming Mammoth WVH album debut.

Filmed over two days at Eddie Van Halen’s famed 5150 studio, the clip sees multiple Wolfgangs performing the song and engineering it in real-time … reinforcing the fact that the rocker played everything on his first solo project.

“I always thought it would be a fun thing to do a series of videos, maybe not just this one,” Wolfgang tells Rolling Stone, “where it’s just a whole bunch of Wolfs putting it together.”

Written under the working title “Sabbath”, “Don’t Back Down” was built as an aggressive, high-energy track.

“I really leaned into a fight-song mentality,” Wolfgang explains. “The kind of thing you hear when you’re at a sports game and you want your team to really f**k up the other team.”

Due June 11 and produced by Michael Baskette, “Mammoth WVH” was first previewed with the lead single, “Distance”, and the follow-up track “You’re To Blame.”

Mammoth WVH
“Mammoth WVH”

Release date: June 11

01. Mr. Ed
02. Horribly Right
03. Epiphany
04. Don't Back Down
05. Resolve
06. You'll Be The One
07. Mammoth
08. Circles
09. The Big Picture
10. Think It Over
11. You're To Blame
12. Feel
13. Stone
14. Distance (bonus track)

See also:

Grammys producer defends Eddie Van Halen tribute
Wolfgang Van Halen comments on Grammy Awards tribute to Eddie Van Halen
Wolfgang Van Halen streams You’re To Blame lyric video
Wolfgang Van Halen performs acoustic Distance on The Today Show
Search Van Halen at hennemusic