Artist: The 69 Eyes
Title: “Jet Fighter Plane”
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Release Date: 1/15/2016
Genre: Gothic Rock
April seems a long time away considering how fast our Facebook focused lives seem to move but that is when we get the 11th studio album by The 69 Eyes in “Universal Monsters” which comes care of Nuclear Blast Records. This has been the bands home since “X” and their “Best Of Helsinki Vampires” compilation release. Fortunately, we’re getting a taste of the new music with the single “Jet Fighter Plane” and here’s my thoughts about it.
As soon as the single begins it made me slide back to the bands middle years with albums such as “Blessed Be” and “Paris Kills” which are now 16 and 14-year-old releases if you can believe it. There is a creepy vibe to the tune that just took me back to that time and I didn’t mind since I really enjoyed those works and felt that this was the bands most vitally creative time. It has a smooth driving groove and solid drum pattern for sure and Jyrki’s voice is solemn and loaded with melancholy which is just how we like him to be. When I read the lyrics I was not sure whether or not Mr. 69 was making this a bit of a political statement against big weaponry and the power that it holds over our world these days and when you see the lines below you have to wonder.
“I bring you peace, Wipe down disease, Man-made machines, Jet fighter, Jet Fighter Plane”
Maybe I read too many comics and watch too many movies with explosions but this sort of sounded like the tune was explaining how the planes resolve numerous “issues” in the world. Of course I could be wrong in this as well but let’s see what the band has to say when the interview circuit starts up. Overall this was a solid tune and I cannot wait for the rest of “Universal Monsters” in April. See you then.
1. Jet Fighter Plane
Official Website: http://www.69eyes.com