[pullquote quote="It's a big thank you of sorts and a big out-of-control guitar solo. Enjoy." credit="Ben Kweller"]Ben is back with his fifth LP, Go Fly a Kite for release thru his new label, The Noise Company. The album’s opener, “Mean to Me” packs the grit of his teenage grunge band Radish alongside Kweller’s trademark pop-rock harmonies.
Sample the new album, read Kweller’s tale of the track, and grab “Mean to Me” for free.
“I was on tour in Australia, and I remember the exact hotel room I wrote it in. I had just gotten in a huge fight with a girl I knew — a friend, I thought. She was the kind of person who talks behind everyone’s back, plays both sides, and pits everyone against each other. She’s the ‘deepest cut’ from L.A. that I mention in verse two. While I despised the person at the time, I am quite grateful now for all the problems she caused. She helped me see clearly the negative things around me at the time, which spawned great songs like ‘Jealous Girl,’ ‘Gossip,’ and ‘I Miss You.’ These were the bedrock songs of the album. So, thank you anonymous girl, for making my life a living hell!”
Ben Kweller, ‘Mean To Me’ [DOWNLOAD]
Check out this teaser Kweller put together spotlighting the songs from his upcoming full-length release. The album is February 7th, 2012, via The Noise Company. Pre-order here.
1. Mean To Me
2. Out The Door
3. Jealous Girl
6. Full Circle
7. Justify Me
8. The Rainbow
9. Time Will Save The Day
10. I Miss you
11. You Can Count on Me
Kweller plays Lincoln Hall on March 31.