Happy Metallica day! The band surprised fans Monday (Nov. 28) with the announcement of a new album, 72 Seasons, out in April, as well as the release of the album’s first single, “Lux Æterna.”
So, what the heck is James Hetfield singing in those lyrics? Find the full lyrics below.
“Is there a special meaning to the [album] title?” Metallica frontman James Hetfield said in a statement. “72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are.”
He added, “I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”