Train Moving Into 'Private Nation'
Following a number of delays, Train's follow-up to March 2001's "Drops of Jupiter" is slated for a June 3 release via Aware/Columbia, and no one could be happier about the pending arrival of "My PrivaFollowing a number of delays, Train's follow-up to March 2001's "Drops of Jupiter" is slated for a June 3 release via Aware/Columbia, and no one could be happier about the pending arrival of "My Private Nation" than Train frontman Patrick Monahan.
"This is the third time we've finished the record," he tells Billboard. "We'd finish the record and people would say, 'This is really right on,' and then I would write several other songs and people would go, 'S***, that means now we're talking [another delay],' and those songs go on the record. And then, I'd go, 'I hate to say this, but I just wrote another song.'" Finally, Monahan adds, producer Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen) said, "No more."
The first single from the new album, "Calling All Angels," goes to radio in mid-April. A video for the cut is being shot today (March 21) in Los Angeles.
"We're really ready to get it out," Monahan says. "I've enjoyed this time with my family, but I'm ready to go." He says it's also time for the band to watch its professional life a little more closely. "We have to pay more attention. We haven't been the smartest band with our careers. We have to try new things." Among them will be the band's first headlining tour this summer.
"Drops of Jupiter" peaked at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 2.3 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. The single "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" was a multi-format smash, reaching 14 different Billboard singles charts. It was nominated for five Grammys, winning the best rock song honor.