This season kicks off with the lead rock single “Legendary,” also the album\’s first instant grat track available today, and impacting Rock radio on May 20. Otherworldly keyboards and wiry, blues-inspired guitar give way to kicking percussion before the song explodes with a hummable hook punctuated by hypnoticharmonies. Click on the image above to see the lyric video for “Legendary.”
“The lyrics are a call to make your life matter,” Cooper goes on. “You’re realizing you have a chance for your life to count every day. In a sense, we’re all destined to be forgotten, so live the way you want and don’t turn your back on who you are. I drew the sentiment from my own career. We’ve always put our heads down and pushed forward when confronted with adversity.”
Skillet\’s first single for the Christian market, the melodic “Anchor,” will also feature a visualizer/lyric video and be offered as an instant grat on June 14. The track will impact radio on July 19th.
\”I\’ve been privileged to have worked with Skillet for the past 10 years and am constantly blown away by the music that John and Korey Cooper and this band create,\” Pete Ganbarg, Atlantic Records President of A&R, said. \”Every song on \’Victorious\’ is an example of what has made Skillet such an integral part of contemporary music for the past two decades. We are thrilled to get to share it with the world.\”
In support of Victorious, Skillet will hit major summer festivals and headline a tour this August joined by Sevendust with special guests Pop Evil and Devour the Day. Full tour schedules and VIP M&G packages and tickets are available here.
The track listing for Victorious is as follows:
2. You Ain’t Ready
4. This Is the Kingdom
5. Save Me
6. Rise Up
7. Terrify the Dark
8. Never Going Back
11. Finish Line
12. Back to Life