It’s not often that a band owns up to the fact that their music has leaked, usually getting it taken down immediately. Then again, not every band is Tool. Given the long wait for any new music from them, it’s understandable that there’s a thirst for new music, whether it’s completed or not. Not only did they put the song up on their social media as a YouTube clip titled “Tool Leak,” they also owned up to it, issuing a statement:
“This music leak is unsettling on many levels. First off, it truly sucks to have your unfinished music available on the interweb without your consent. And second, to have it immediately picked up by someone and released as their own work is infuriating. We don’t encourage anyone to listen to this leaked clip because it’s far from finished and it will spoil what’s to come. But if you absolutely must, then listen to both clips. These are practically identical. It’s a clear cut case of copyright infringement and plagiarism.” #sueeverybody#marchthirtysecond
So, um, yeah. Take a listen. If it sounds a little bit more like “El Sonidito” from Hechizeros Band, which you might have heard in Grand Theft Auto V, then that’s understandable. And if the band hashtag it as “marchthirtysecond,” then it might make a little more sense.