311’s new record, ‘Universal Pulse,’ will be released on July 19. The album, which is the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Uplifter,’ was recorded at Hive Studios in Los Angeles, CA and produced once again by Bob Rock. You can hear the band’s new track “Sunset in July” below, courtesy of Seattle’s 107.7 The End.
Speaking with Spin about the song, vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum explained, “[It’s] about how the more fun you have, the faster life flies by. Most nights in July we’re on stage as the sun is setting. You can actually see the crowd losing their inhibitions as the daylight fades away. We get off on watching the crowd at our shows, which inspired the song’s chorus. People in the first few rows look like they’re in another dimension. Maybe they’re high — but we like to think it’s the power of music!”