Above, you will find 31 seconds of the first METALLICA/LOU REED collaboration to hit our ears. This track is called “The View” and, apparently, it will be the first single from ‘Lulu’, the collaborative album between LOU REED and METALLICA. The clip, while short, was very strange. It features Reed’s talking over a generic sounding metal riff and then Hetfield coming in singing what appears to be part of the chorus. The song sounded disjointed to say the least. However, I know that it’s important to hear a whole song before you pass judgement – a point that should be proven by hearing what’s going on in the 30-seconds that Warner Bros gave us here.
While I’ll hold my feelings until I hear a full song (or the whole album), this was a bit worrisome. Let’s hope that ‘Lulu’ is as awesome as we’ve all been hoping!