Bryan Beller: Volunteer State
Bryan Beller is gearing up to release an incredible new solo album called Scenes from the Flood, which drops on September 13th. To prep listeners, he’s launched his second single from the record, “Volunteer State.”
“This is the first full song of the album, and this is essentially where the story begins,” says Beller. “It’s an optimistic road-trip song. It’s filled with intention and desire for something positive, though as you get further into it, it does a bit of a twist on you.”
Between his work with Joe Satriani, Dethklok, and The Aristocrats, Beller has racked up some talented friends. He called on Satriani and drummer extraordinaire Joe Travers for this particular track.
“Once I wrote it, and heard the melody and felt the vibe, I felt strongly and deeply that Joe Satriani could bring something special to it, something uniquely his, that would give ‘Volunteer State’ the weight it needed to be the opening chapter of such a long and winding tale. And Joe Travers is the perfect drummer for a heavy, straight-ahead rock groove like this.”
Check out the video for “Volunteer State” featuring Beller on an epic road trip: