Speaking of Marty Friedman, Here’s His New Song, “Miracle”

  • Axl Rosenberg

Marty Friedman, the favorite Megadeth guitarist of everyone in the world save for Dave Mustaine, has released a new track called “Miracle.” Appropriately, given the title, Friedman tells Billboard that the song is “supposed to make you feel really good after a big accomplishment, like you ran a marathon, a promotion or you fell in love with somebody.” Indeed, if you’re looking for the heaviest of the heavy or the shreddiest of the shreddy, “Miracle” is neither of those things. If you’re looking for something a bit more emotional, though, well… this oughta knock your socks off.

Interestingly, there’s also a potentially-interactive element to the song, according to that Friedman Billboard interview:

“It’s so close to [Friedman’s] heart that, despite laboring with multiple collaborators to create spoken-word narration for it, he couldn’t come up with anything satisfying — but maybe one of his fans can.

“‘I’m secretly hoping that after the song is released, someone takes the liberty to do that on their own and blows my mind,’ he says. He has ‘a Harry Chapin kind of thing, like ‘Cat’s in the Cradle’; like family, really personal, tear-jerking things’ in mind. Friedman is happy to review fans’ inspirations uploaded to YouTube and is willing to retweak the track post-release if he finds a match.”

If any MetalSucks readers are also poets and feel up to the task, you should totally give this a shot. Send ’em to us, too! We’ll happily post the really good ones (or phenomenonally bad ones).

In the meantime, you can check out “Miracle” below. The song will appear on Friedman’s new album, Wall of Sound , which comes out on August 4 via Prosthetic Records; pre-order it here. Friedman also kicks off a tour withScale the Summit and The Fine Constant next month; get dates here.

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