Mongolian rocker, The Hu, today (May 13) shared their feverish new single, ‘This Is Mongol’ – see below.
The song is another preview of their upcoming second studio album, set to be released later this year through Better Noise Music.
A statement said of the song: “As with all their music, The HU connects the world with Mongolian culture and its unique core values of nature conservation and spiritual connection with the the earth. These core values are on full display in the new, epic official video for ‘This is the Mongols’. “
Watch the song and video here:
Talking about the video, the band’s singer and tumur hhuur Jaya said: “We shot in the Mojave Desert, Nevada and the environment reminded us of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia. We love taking video, it happened during our tour and it gives us a little break to reminisce about our hometown.
“The song fits perfectly with the environment in which we made the video. It’s one of the best memories we’ve made as a band and it’s special because of producer Dashka. Our team was with us to oversee the whole process.”
Producer Dashka added: “Creating this song means a lot to me. We are announcing our arrival through music and specifically through this song. In these uncertain times, I hope we are bringing positivity, empowerment and strength to fight for better days.”
Hu previously shared a cover of Metallica’s ‘Sad But True’ in Mongolian.
They joined in the song, hearing them use traditional Mongolian instruments along with their signature throat singing style. The same distorted guitar tune from the original song helps propel the song forward, but the folk rock band sings the lyrics in their native Mongolian language.
‘Sad But True’ was originally released in February 1993 and appeared on Metallica’s Thursday of the same name. [‘The Black’] album. The song has 142 million streams on Spotify and over 51 million views on YouTube to date.
“Like millions of people around the world, Metallica has been a huge influence and inspiration to us as music fans and musicians,” said The Hu’s Gala. “We admire their 40 years of non-stop touring and the unique timeless music they have created. We are honored to show our respect and gratitude to them by recording a version of ‘Sad But True’ in our language and in The Hu’s style. “
Last year, HU participated in Metallica’s special 30th anniversary ‘Blacklist Reissue Project’ in which they performed the legendary band’s song ‘Through the Never’.
The group will also tour with Megadeth, Five Finger Death Punch, and Fire From The Gods later this year.
https://www.nme.com/uncategorised/listen-to-the-hu-thundering-new-track-this-is-mongol-3225246?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=listen-to-the-hu-thundering-new-track-this-is-mongol Listen to The Hu’s thunderous new track, ‘This Is Mongol’