By Kevin Rutherford
When we last left Train, the band had released California 37 in 2012, the album that proved that the rockers’ “Hey Soul Sister” wasn’t a mere fluke, returning the band to their former glory — and then some — as adult contemporary radio royalty.
Now, the band — a two-piece with the very recent departure of longtime member Scott Underwood late last week— looks to keep the momentum going with Bulletproof Picasso, their seventh LP. The first single from the record, “Angel in Blue Jeans,” hit the Internet today (June 9).
The track features breezy, steady acoustic guitar and breezy coupled with the slightest hint of a spaghetti western. Frontman Pat Monahan heads up main and backing vocals with some impassioned “aah”s after the chorus while he sings of an “angel in blue jeans” who saw to it that he was “shot down in cold blood.”
The album will mark the final album the band recorded with Underwood, the band’s former drummer, who left pursue other ventures.
Bulletproof Picasso is expected for release on Sept. 17.