Sully Erna Stresses That Godsmack’s Latest Album Is Their Swansong
Godsmack‘s frontman Sully Erna shared with Australia’s Heavy that their latest album ‘Lighting Up The Sky’ will likely be their last, and if he ever were to drop any new music, it would be a solo project. However, Erna also made a point to mention that he is more than comfortable with the idea of their most recent album being their swansong.
The frontman had previously mentioned that they were done as a band and that there would no longer be any new material coming from Godsmack after ‘Lighting Up The Sky,’ which he had described as their best work yet, as he was happy to close this chapter with this body of work.
The album that was released last month was the first release from the band in four years which was a follow-up to their gold-certified 2018 album ‘When Legends Rise,’ which had reached a No. 1 spot across U.S. Hard Rock, Rock, and Alternative album charts so Erna’s bold words about categorizing it as the best material they ever released said a lot the ‘swansong’ album.
Sully Erna’s words about his music career read:
“It’s such a good question because if there’s one thing I’ve learned about life, it’s that I don’t know shit. You think you’ve got it figured out, and just when you do, it humbles you very quickly and throws a curveball at you. So you could never say never, but right now, where I am in this time and place in my life, I feel like I’ve done just about everything I’ve ever wanted to do in music, and it’s left me with a very satisfying feeling of being complete.”
“So I don’t know what I will do after this. But I do know that music is in my blood, and I always feel like I will play my piano and a guitar, and if that leads me to write songs and I release some stuff on my own, then so be it. But I can’t say I have any regrets if I never did again. If this all came to an end tomorrow, I would call it a pretty good run and be happy.”
So the musician has no regrets or what-ifs about deciding to call ‘Lighting Up The Sky’ their last ever work to give to their fans; however, if whatever reason, he decided to get behind a piano ad write music again, he wouldn’t be opposed to the idea, but it would be under his name. The band will properly say goodbye with their spring 2023 U.S. tour, so it’s the last chance to catch them on a stage near you.