Interview by Robert Cavuoto
Photo credit: Chellelea Photography
Puddle of Mudd released their seventh studio album, Ubiquitous, this past September via Pavement Entertainment.
Formed in 1991, the multi-platinum-selling rock band has sold over seven million albums worldwide and has had a string of chart-topping hits, including “Blurry,” “She Hates Me,” “Psycho,” “Famous,” “Drift and Die,” and “Control.” Since their inception, Wes Scantlin, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, has been the driving force behind the band’s success and continues to define the band’s sound.
The new 11-track collection has the band’s signature, hard-hitting sound and a fresh take on their unique style. The latest single, “Cash & Cobain,” is a collaboration with Colin Brittain and covers multiple musical genres while showcasing Wes’ love for southern rock. “Candy” is a haunting and passionate ballad that will raise the hair on your arms, and “Running Out of Time” and “California” are songs that offer the perfect balance of punk and grunge ethos for fans of the band.
Listen to Ubiquitous on all streaming platforms here: https://orcd.co/ubiquitous
Physical copies of Ubiquitous are available here: pavementmusic.com/campaign/puddle/
I had the pleasure of speaking with Wes about striking the balance of delivering music that is consistent with Puddle of Mudd’s sound yet allowing him to experiment, what inspires him musically now and what inspired him at the beginning of his career, how much of the band’s success does he attribute to good fortune, and his love of Van Halen coupled with his desire to play “Spanish Fly” after his first guitar lesson! Check out the full interview, and please make sure to follow My Global Mind on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to their YouTube channel.
To celebrate the new album, Puddle of Mudd debuts the first single from Ubiquitous, which is entitled “Cash & Cobain.”
Lead singer Wes Scantlin says, “I totally dig the song ‘Cash & Cobain.’ The song covers a lot of different genres, which I think is pretty cool. It was a collaboration with Colin Brittain. I’m still flabbergasted by how we managed to blend all these musical styles into a single track. It’s like we took all these genres, mixed and matched until they meshed perfectly.”
Scantlin has been the driving force behind the band’s success since its inception. With his distinctive vocals and songwriting style, Scantlin has helped to define Puddle of Mudd’s sound and create some of the most memorable rock hits of the past two decades.
The track listing for Ubiquitous is as follows:
1. My Baby
2. Dance with Me
3. Cash & Cobain
6. Running Out of Time
7. Man in the Mirror
8. U Wrekd Me
11. Poke Out My Eyes
With a career spanning over two decades, Puddle of Mudd has cemented itself as a prominent force in the world of rock music. Formed in 1991, the Multi-Platinum-selling rock band has sold over seven million albums worldwide and has had a string of chart-topping hits, including “Blurry,” “She Hates Me,” “Psycho,” “Famous,” “Drift and Die,” and “Control.”
For the latest information, please visit: www.puddleofmudd.com