THE NEW ALBUM
Fuel Reforms with Frontman Brett Scallions for New Album
Puppet Strings (March 4 / MRI)
“Rock and roll is very much alive and well on this album,” says Brett Scallions, the frontman of Fuel. The band’s new album Puppet Strings (March 4 / MRI) marks its first with Scallions in 10 years.
The sound is pure, anthemic rock inspired by the punk records of the band’s youth (the heavy, driving “Yeah” and first single, “Soul to Preach To”) and the Memphis blues sound that taps into Brett’s Tennessee roots (“Hey Mama”). “We were simply trying to write the best songs we possibly could, ” adds Brett.
During his time away from Fuel, Brett continued to write music and toured with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of the Doors. “When I left Fuel I was miserable. It didn't feel much like a band anymore. Unity was nonexistent. Singing with Ray and Robby opened a whole new perspective on music and life for me. I realized how much music is truly all about freedom and not being confined to formats or singles.”
Fuel formed in 1993 while playing the club circuit in and around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The band signed to Sony and in 1998, released their well-received debut album Sunburn and massive single “Shimmer”. Their second album Something Like Human hit multi-platinum status with the singles “Innocent” and “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”, followed by 2003’s Natural Selection (“Falls on Me”). The band has been selling out dates since 2010 with the current lineup and return of Scallions.