Alter Bridge describe genesis of new track Losing Patience

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Myles Kennedy

Alter Bridge have explained how new track Losing Patience went from being an afterthought to one of their favourite songs on current album The Last Hero.

Guitarist Mark Tremonti and frontman Myles Kennedy say the song was destined to be a B-side at best before it took on a new life in the studio and both now hail it as one of the standouts on their fifth album, which was released earlier this month.

In a ‘behind the song’ video about the track, Tremonti says: “Losing Patience was a song that, when we first got in their doing the pre-production, it wasn’t one of my favourites. I felt like it was gonna be a B-side.

“Then it just kind of clicked and became a song that I really dug. Once we started putting the chorus and backing vocals on it, it became one of my favourite songs on the record.

“It was the first song that I listened to when the mixes came through because it was so fresh to me. The chorus is what makes that song special.”

Kennedy adds: “You try to gauge where the song is gonna end up during the genesis of the arranging process. But you never know until the final track is laid, a song can take on an entirely new life in the studio.

“This one was a pleasant surprise.”

Alter Bridge kick off a European tour next month.

Alter Bridge remaining tour dates 2016

Nov 04: Bilbao Santana 27, Spain
Nov 05: Barcelona Razzmatazz, Spain
Nov 08: Paris Zenith, France
Nov 09: Brussels AB, Belgium
Nov 10: Amsterdam MHM, Netherlands
Nov 13: Berlin Columbiahalle, Germany
Nov 14: Vienna Gasometer, Austria
Nov 16: Katowice Spodek, Poland
Nov 20: Oslo Sentrum Scene, Norway
Nov 21: Copenhagen Vega Main Hall, Denmark
Nov 23: Manchester Arena, UK
Nov 24: London O2 Arena, UK
Nov 26: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK
Nov 27: Birmingham Genting Arena, UK
Nov 28: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, UK
Dec 01: Glasgow Hydro, UK
Dec 02: Leeds First Direct Arena, UK
Dec 04: Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle, Germany
Dec 05: Cologne Palladium, Germany
Dec 06: Hamburg Mehri Theater, Germany
Dec 09: Bolognia Unipol Arena, Italy
Dec 10: Munich Zenith, Germany
Dec 11: Basel Jakobshalle, Switzerland

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