We told you recently how Finnish rock superstars Apocalyptica were preparing to drop their new single “I’ll Get Through It” featuring Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath on bass. Well, the track has arrived today (18th) and can be heard on all digital streaming platforms. The song also features singer Franky Perez who appeared as a guest vocalist on Apocalyptica’s 2015 record Shadowmaker.
Butler spoke of the genesis of his involvement in the track.
“Franky and I were visiting my friend, Diane Warren, at her studio,” he said. “She played us this song, saying that she thought it would work well with Franky’s voice. He gave it a try on the spot. We loved it. Franky then suggested sending it to Apocalyptica. They loved it, and the rest is history.”
Perez mirrored Butlers excitement for the track:
“I knew this song was special from the moment Diane Warren played it for Geezer and me,” he says. “So much so, that I framed the lyrics from the session the very next day. They have been hanging on my wall ever since. This song speaks to me lyrically which made for an honest performance. Musically, there is no better collaboration than Geezer and APOCALYPTICA to do the song the justice it deserves. I feel very fortunate to be a part of it.”
Apocalyptica Cellist Perttu Kivilaakso also adds about the song:
“‘I’ll Get Through It’ is a meaningful and beautiful song by an incredible songwriter Diane Warren, with whom we’ve also had the pleasure of working with before. We can’t wait for you to hear the final result… falling in love again with Franky’s sensual performance, Geezer’s earthshakingly powerful bass, and our wistfully haunting cellos, among the inevitable presence of all the rhythms and groove! We hope you’ll enjoy the track as much as we do! Gonna be a blast performing it also live!”
Apocalyptica will be touring the U.S. extensively in 2022, as well as playing multiple summer festivals, as well as other dates, before hitting Europe on the “Epic Apocalypse Tour” alongside Epica and Wheel.
Listen to the song below: