Exclusive: Crazy Town Returns After Lengthy Hiatus With New Single 'Megatron'
Sometimes a band needs some time away from music before they can return with renewed vigor. More than a decade ago, Crazy Town had a No. 1 hit with "Butterfly" from their debut album The Gift of Game. But after 2002's Darkhorse, the band broke up. Today Billboard is premiering their new single, "Megatron." Check it out below.
"Megatron" is raw stadium rock with a tumbling beat. Initially, Crazy Town didn't plan to record a whole album. “After the response we got at the European festivals this past summer, I approached Seth [Binzer] about releasing a couple of songs we had written," says Bret Mazur, who co-founded the band with him. "At first it wasn’t at all about doing a whole new record, but just finishing these songs." But it turned out that "the vibe in the studio was great, and a couple of new songs turned into a whole new record.”
That record is titled The Brimstone Sluggers, and the band sees it as a return to their roots. “We went back to our genesis, which was alternative hip-hop/beat driven music," Mazur declares. "Seth and me in the studio just having fun and doing what we do.”
Crazy Town is planning to hit the road again soon, touring North America and Europe in early 2015. Look for "Megatron" on Jan. 27. The Brimstone Sluggers is set for a spring 2015 release.