LISTEN: A Necessary Urge

With their new album slated for early 2022, Urge Overkill premieres the first single on Rock & Roll Globe

Urge Overkill (Image: Jerod Herzog)

The word about a new Urge Overkill album in early 2022 certainly has us pretty psyched for the new year over here at Rock & Roll Globe.

Now, a decade after the release of Rock & Roll Submarine, Nash Kato and Eddie “King” Roeser return with Oui — 12 new tracks, including 11 originals and an Urge-ified cover of Wham!’s “Freedom!”

Urge Overkill Oui, Omnivore Recordings 2022

And Rock & Roll Globe is beyond chuffed to premiere the first single off Oui this afternoon, “A Necessary Evil.” It’s got that classic midtempo groove reminiscent of your favorite moments on such Urge Overkill classics as Stull and Saturation.

“How do you deal with someone whose mind is made up? How do you oppose myopia in all its forms?” asks Roeser. “To me, the downbeat in the central riff represents solid, factual NECESSARY facts. The EVIL, the interesting, unpredictable, formless yearning energy behind everything emerges in the upstroke via syncopation. That’s how you play with how much swing you want to hear in your groove. The theme is the poetic duality between the known and unknown. Oui, the song may be catchy, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some Nietzche level shit in there. It’s just a ‘Necessary Evil?’”  

Oui is due out January 28, 2022.



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Ron Hart

Ron Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Rock and Roll Globe. Reach him on Twitter @MisterTribune.

One thought on “LISTEN: A Necessary Urge

  • November 19, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    Sounds great! Excited to hear the rest of the album come January!


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