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David Lee Roth shares Western-style country tune, Giddy-Up!

David Lee Roth of Van Halen
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Van Halen’s David Lee Roth has released a jangly country song titled Giddy-Up!. The track arrives with cover artwork illustrated by the frontman himself, depicting a set of rowdy cowboys, a bucking horse, and a tribute to Roth’s late former bandmate, Eddie Van Halen.

Giddy-Up! was originally created as part of the soundtrack behind Roth’s 17-chapter interactive graphic novel, The Roth Project, which was released last November. The track is the second single to be shared from the score, following Somewhere Over The Rainbow Bar And Grill. 

The online comic book is an immersive audio and visual experience, and follows a futuristic/Western-inspired narrative that depicts a world where artificial intelligence has gained the ability to copy human behaviour. The story is narrated by Roth, and is accompanied by his own original score.

The frontman plans to share the rest of the songs on the soundtrack sporadically, or as he calls it, “Drake-style”. Roth told Variety,  “My intention was to release the rest of the songs Drake-style, single by single. That affords a great focus on the individualised tracks, most of which get lost in the shuffle when you release an album.”

Listen to Giddy-Up! below:

Liz Scarlett
Liz Scarlett

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.