Like licking a battery, Bully's "I Remember" feels good even as it hurts. The song from the Nashville four-piece (recorded in Steve Albini's studio but produced and mixed by singer Alicia Bognanno) is the first taste from their new album and it's fast and nasty-sounding, with a punkish edge that tastes a little sweet even as its serrated edges scar your skin. In short, I fucking love it. "I wanted 'I Remember' to be personal, intense and raw," Bognanna tells FADER in an email. "It's mixed slightly blown out with a heavy use of ambient mics in hopes that the listener will feel the same energy I had while singing it." We feel it!
Lead image: Daniel Topete