APOCALYPTICA have released the official music video for its latest single, “I’ll Get Through It” which features Franky Perez — guest vocalist in APOCALYPTICA’s 2015 record “Shadowmaker” — as well as Geezer Butler of BLACK SABBATH on bass.
The song was born out of a visit Geezer and Franky paid to their friend Diane, who had already written the track “Not Strong Enough” for APOCALYPTICA, included in their 2010 record “7th Symphony”.
“Franky and I were visiting my friend, Diane Warren, at her studio,” comments Geezer. “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 shares the same feeling of enthusiasm upon hearing the track for the first time. “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.”
“I’ll Get Through It” marks the first collaboration between APOCALYPTICA and Perez since he sang on “Shadowmaker”, which adds to the excitement for the members of APOCALYPTICA, according to Perttu Kivilaakso. “We are more than thrilled working with our great and talented friend Franky Perez again!” he says. “It’s been a while since our previous collaborations in ‘Shadowmaker’ album and tour, and we are also highly awaiting for getting back on road with him this April all across the States!”
Perttu 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 throughout the U.S. in 2022, coupled with playing multiple summer festivals, before hitting Europe for the “Epic Apocalypse Tour” alongside EPICA and WHEEL.