Tomorrow, also known as November 2nd, and maybe more importantly known as the day of the US Presidential Election, the newest album from politically outspoken band A Perfect Circle will hit stores. Titled 'eMOTIVe', the record is the five-piece's second album in just over a year; 'Thirteenth Step' was released in September of 2003.
Featuring 12 tracks of songs opposing war and promoting peace, it's no mistake 'eMOTIVe' is making an appearance on the same day the people of the USA chose a president. A Perfect Circle leader Maynard James Keenan (also of Tool), has never been quiet about his political views, and can regularly be seen wearing clothing announcing his distaste for George W. Bush.
Keenan calls 'eMOTIVe' "a collection of songs about war, love, peace, and greed", and he isn't kidding. The first single lifted from the record is a version of John Lennon's 'Imagine', one of the most powerful anti-war songs to ever have been written. 'Imagine' isn't the only cover featured on the album; Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On', Black Flag's 'Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie', Nick Lowe's '(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding', and Joni Mitchell's 'Fiddle and The Drum', among many others, were recorded for 'eMOTIVe'.
The video for current single 'Imagine' can be seen at A Perfect Circle's website at www.aperfectcircle.com.
The track-listing of 'eMOTIVe' is:
'(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding'
'What's Going On'
'Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie'
'People Are People'
'Freedom of Choice'
'Let's Have a War'
'Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War'
'When The Levee Breaks'
'Fiddle and the Drum'
Writer: Jaclyn Arndt