IRVINE, California — Chevelle are closing up promotion on their breakthrough album with the release of a fitting third single, "Closure."
Like "The Red" and "Send the Pain Below" before it, the song is carried by singer Pete Loeffler's wailing voice and introspective lyrics.
" 'Closure' really stems from another painful place that I can pull [from], and I think that if you look into the song and read the lyrics, you can find out what I'm talking about," Pete said of the breakup anthem. "But it's interesting for me because I kind of break off this relationship in the song and I say, 'I'm OK with that,' and at the very end of the song, I pull it all back and take back my pain. And I kind of hold on to her for a little bit longer."
"Just to make her suffer," drummer Sam added, gathered with his brothers backstage at Saturday's KROQ Weenie Roast (see "Pink Teams With Transplants, Good Charlotte Unplug For Weenie Roast").
"It's a creative source," Pete clarified. "I don't want to give it up."
Chevelle have yet to shoot a video for "Closure," but have been tossing around ideas.
"We were talking about doing a cowboy video, because we figured nobody has done it in a while, but I don't know if it's gonna work with the song," Sam said. "Horses, a barroom brawl, that sort of thing."
"It's probably going to be something along the lines of a backyard barbeque thing," Pete said. "A bunch of pineapple, roasted vegetables — we're going to see where that goes."
In the meantime, Pete, Sam and bassist brother Joe are gearing up for a second consecutive summer on Ozzfest (see "Chevelle Frontman Fiends To Record Again, Recalls His Stint As 'Batman' "), as well as several headlining shows on off-nights.
"We're doing like 53 shows in 60 days," Pete said. "We play as much as we possibly can, six or seven days a week. That's pretty much what we have fun doing. And you take a day off, and it's just like you spend money, so might as well play shows!"
Chevelle will continue touring after Ozzfest, but will take a few weeks off here and there to write for the follow-up to Wonder What's Next.
The third record will be released next summer, "unless I injure myself, like break a leg, and we have to go home early and write, then the record will come out earlier," Pete said.
"That's a hint, he wants me to break his leg," Sam joked like only brothers do.